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divya kundapur
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I have an array 'items' which have objects that need to be compared and sorted, but the array will have objects that are not mutually comparable, how can i make sure the objects which are not mutually comparable be at the end ?

I know the below one does have work when objects are not mutually comparable , should i implement sorting in this case.

Arrays.sort(items, new ItemNameComparator());


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Vinoth Kumar Kannan
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You will have to write a class that implements the Comparator interface and pass that object to Arrays.sort(). So, you must override compare() and equals() methods of Comparator.


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Rob Spoor
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Only compare(). The equals method is used to check if another object is equal to the Comparator itself, and is hardly ever needed for Comparator implementations.


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