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sree visu
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Joined: Jul 05, 2007
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hi i have a doubt in the following code..I hope the answer is d but they have given it as "A"..please do clarify


Regards<br />Sree Visu<br />SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, SCJD(Preparing B&S 2.2.2)
Sergey Petunin
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Joined: Dec 16, 2007
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For all objects, including strings, the "==" operator checks the reference equality, so it returns true if the two variables refer to the same object in memory.

That's why s2 == s3 gives false: the s3 object is interned in the string pool at compile time, the s2 object is created at runtime.

Though s3 == s4 gives true, because due to the compile time optimization they refer to the same object interned in the pool of strings at compile time.
[ December 19, 2007: Message edited by: Serge Petunin ]
 
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