This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
See http://jinx.swiki.net/77 Also notice that we are talking about String *conversion* - there is no casting involved at all.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
You may want to strongly consider overriding the 'equals' (and of course hash) methods for your object rather than converting it to a String. String equality checks are comparitively slow and may not exhibit the behaviour you require.
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Jeremy is right! I should have read the whole question, I guess... :roll: