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Behavior of equal operator(==) in SOP

arfeen khan

Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 25
Hello Rancher's,

During my test program i found a weird behavior for equal operator .

The Problem is:
If i try to print the return value of "equal operator" for two reference variable pointing to same string object.
the result always comes FALSE.

Following is the code snippet--

Actual Result is:

inside if -- Got true for sr1==sr2
End of Program.

Expected Result:
inside if -- Got true for sr1==sr2
The value of sr1==sr2 [true].
End of Program.

The red marked line should come.

Can any Rancher, please suggest why this happening.

Kemal Sokolovic

Joined: Jun 19, 2010
Posts: 825

If you put:

you'll get the result you expected. The thing is you have to take care you understand operator precedence and associativity to get into more details. Simply put, what your line does:

is actually first concatenating "The value of sr1==sr2 [" and "Arfeen" and then compare it as "The value of sr1==sr2 [Arfeen" with other string because + operator is of higher precedence than == operator (it's also left associative). Hence, you only get the result of that comparison, which is false.

I hope I was clear, if you have any more doubts feel free to ask.

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