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Akhil Maharaj
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Can anybody explain the reason for the following out put ?

Kelvin Chenhao Lim
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The Byte.toString() method returns a new String instance each time you call it. As a result, the expression "(b1.toString() == b1.toString())" actually creates two objects and compares their references, which will of course not be equal. However, "b1.toString().equals(b1.toString())" will evaluate to true, since both String objects contain the text "12".
[ October 29, 2007: Message edited by: Kelvin Lim ]

SCJP 5.0
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: toString
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