What do you mean b default sizes? The size of an object or string depends on what the object is or what is in the string. HashMap and ArrayList??? I you trying to find the differences or whic one will be appropriate for you to use. Any good textbook, will have some information on these.
Bosun (SCJP, SCWCD)
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I've thumbd through Eckel's book and Mugal's book and cannot find the answer that I'm looking for. I am referring to the size of: new Object(); new String(""); new HashMap(); new ArrayList();
Roger, I don't think there's any way of directly knowing the "size" of an object in Java. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.) If you are comparing objects you can use the == operator (identity) or equals method (equality, however defined for the given object), depending on what you're after. If you need to know what the class of a given object is, you can use the instanceof operator (or in some cases you may want to use the class's Class object). [ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Matola ]