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K & B: Collections Self-Test Question

Venkat Sidh
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
Posts: 61

Here is the question on Page 630 & Question #12 ,

The code doesn't compile and it is fine, but if I change the code to,

And changing Person's class to

then the answer is A,B,C,E but I thought it should be A,B,C,D since Person overrides equals() and hashcode() and mutually comparable then how come duplicates are added to Set. Am I missing something here? Thanks.
Keith Lynn
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Joined: Feb 07, 2005
Posts: 2398
I admit I puzzled over this for awhile until I spotted the error.

Note that in your definition of Person, you have the method hashcode().

However, the method you need to override from Object is hashCode().
Venkat Sidh
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
Posts: 61
Oops...good caught. I never realized it's a typo error.


Anyway its a good lesson to prepare for test.
Matthew Gerald

Joined: Sep 11, 2006
Posts: 10
This had me a bit boggled as well, nice catch on that Keith.

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Burkhard Hassel
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Joined: Aug 25, 2006
Posts: 1274
Hi ranchers,

annotations are not on the exam. But use it!


above your methods, and the compiler would shout out loud.


will not compile, because one method is called em-two-el and the other m-twentyone.

[ October 28, 2006: Message edited by: Burkhard Hassel ]

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