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Masood Alam

Joined: Jul 12, 2007
Posts: 8

In the below code //Line 1 results in "true" and the //Line results in "false"

Could someone please explain... its seems to be similar to "String Pool"


class TestIntegers{

public static void main(String[] args){

Byte b1= 5;
Byte b2 = 5;
Byte b3 = new Byte("10");
Byte b4 = new Byte("10");
System.out.println("First Style " + (b1 == b2)); //Line 1
System.out.println("Second Style " + (b3 == b4)); // Line 2


Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41599
b1 and b2 are created using auto-boxing, which doesn't employ "new Byte(...)", but rather Byte.valueOf(...). The difference is that valueOf doesn't create a new object - it reuses an existing one. Hence the two objects are identical.

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Jared Folino

Joined: Apr 27, 2007
Posts: 25
Just remember that it is only for wrappers between -128 and 127
kaushik vira
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Joined: Feb 01, 2007
Posts: 102
hello Masood,

I think you are using jdk 1.5 for you compiling code.. try this code in 1.4 it wan`t allow you to compile this code...

what is going on here due to new feature added in 1.5 is auto bouncing.. so go thorough it..

And remember you are preparing for scjp 1.4 or scjp 1.5.. your ans vary based on this..

in 1.4 it give you compilation error...
in 1.5 it give wan`t give you any error and will work fine...

kaushik Vira
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