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V Gala
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Joined: Aug 06, 2007
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What will be the result of executing the following code?

if("String".replace('g','G') == "String".replace('g','G'))
System.out.println("Not Equal");

The code will compile and print "Equal".
The code will compile and print "Not Equal".
The code will cause a compiler error.
The code will compile but will throw runtime exception.

what will be the output
Haibo Jia

Joined: Aug 22, 2007
Posts: 6
Answer should be "Not Equal".

if("String".replace('g','G') == "String".replace('g','G'))

The code above compare two reference to the different String object. Pls remember String is immutable Class, So "String".replace('g','G') will result in creating reference to a new String object with value of "StringG". Two times excution will create two different reference, so the result of comparison is the false. Hope explanation makes sense.
V Gala
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("StrinG".replace('g','G') == "StrinG".replace('g','G'))
this is giving true since StrinG is not replace
please correct me if I am wrong
Alexsandra Carvalho
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Joined: Jul 13, 2007
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Hi Haibo...

I didn't understand why this is not equal...

if("String".replace('g','G') == "String".replace('g','G'))

The second replace doesn't make reference to the first reference either?
Haibo Jia

Joined: Aug 22, 2007
Posts: 6
Hi Alexsandra,

The two replace methods will create two objects refered by 2 ref, so compansion of ref result in false. Thax.
dhwani mathur
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hi Haibo Jia !!

As you said it will return false so i got the point,
but why in the post by V Gala as shown below it is
said it returns true........although both the
statements are same?Is it i am making some mistake ?

posted by V Gala

i need some explanation for this.............

Thanks in advance......
Abdullah Mamun
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Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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Hi Dhwani

String.replace() method returns a new object if any change happens, otherwise it returns the same object as it is.

Originally posted by dhwani mathur:

("StrinG".replace('g','G') == "StrinG".replace('g','G'))
this is giving true since StrinG is not replace
please correct me if I am wrong

So, you are absolutely right.
[ August 24, 2007: Message edited by: Al Mamun ]

Radha Kamesh
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Joined: May 19, 2007
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i was going through the above discussion when i stumbled upon this piece of code...
now i'm confused...

i ran this piece of code:


arit arit

Going by the above discussion, in this code , line 4 creates a new String Object with value 'arit'. Now when line 5 is executed shouldn't s3 point to the newly created 'arit' object?
Wont it see in the String pool and find that such a String already exists and point the new references s3 and s4 to it?

But why am i getting false as the result of line 8? i'm confused ... please explain...

Thanks in advance
[ August 25, 2007: Message edited by: Radhika ]
V Gala
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String s1 = new String("amit");
String s2 = "amit";
String s3 = new String("amit");
ans is false
ans is false
whwn we write s1.replace('m','r') it is eqivalent to
String var= new String("arit");
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