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krishi Bhas

Joined: Dec 18, 2006
Posts: 8
Hi guys,

Can any of you briefly explain me abt hashcode() and equals() methods.

marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

I'm not sure this can be explained "briefly" unless you give us an idea of what you already understand, and what your specific questions are.

Try the section Understanding hashcode() from Eckel's Thinking in Java.

Let us know if this helps.

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