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Yosi Hendarsjah
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Does anybody know why StringBuffer class doesn't override equals() and hashCode() methods?
William Brogden
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Probably because it would make for confused programming.
Since the contents could be modified after storing the StringBuffer in a collection, the identity equals is what you want, not a content based one.
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