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I want to know use of hash code in Java other than Collection Framework.
I googled many websites but they are using collection framework so want to know that any other use of hash code in Java without collection framework.
The hashCode() method in class Object really only exists to support hash-based collections such as HashMap and HashSet.
The hashes that Campbell mentions (CRC, SHA etc.) are not related to the hashCode() method of class Object. Those are cryptographic hash functions, and even though they also have the word "hash" in their name they're used for other purposes and have other requirements than what hashCode() normally is used for.