Welcome to the Ranch both of you. Nice catch about the precedences.
You cannot expect == to return true when you have the same hashCodes. The hash code does not give you the memory location of the object. And objects which have different memory locations but return true from equals() must return the same hash code.
Try this:-You should get false true.
Try this, too.
sridhar t patil
Joined: May 05, 2011
Thanks Ritchie. That was really helpfull.
subject: == returning false even when hashcodes are same