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Madan Mohan
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Joined: Dec 05, 2008
Posts: 30
public class EqualsTest {

public static void main(String[] args) {

String s1 = �abc�;
String s2 = s1;
String s5 = �abc�;
String s3 = new String(�abc�);
String s4 = new String(�abc�);
System.out.println(�== comparison : � + (s1 == s5));
System.out.println(�== comparison : � + (s1 == s2));
System.out.println(�Using equals method : � +s1.equals(s2));
System.out.println(�== comparison : � + s3 == s4);
System.out.println(�Using equals method : � + s3.equals(s4));

the above program flashing the output like this:

== comparison : true
== comparison : true
Using equals method : true
Using equals method : true

can someone explain why the heck System.out.println(�== comparison : � + s3 == s4); is returning false.....

help would be very much appreaciated
Ganeshkumar cheekati
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Joined: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 362
hi madan...

when you are using new keyword then it is going to create different objects in heap.

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James Tharakan
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Joined: Aug 29, 2008
Posts: 580

This question is discussed SO SO MANY TIMES.
Just search in the forum .
And here

Why to worry about things in which we dont have control, Why to worry about things in which we have control ! !
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: string
It's not a secret anymore!