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.equals ( ) and ==

 
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Hi Java gurus.,
When should I use .equals() and == in Java.
Is .equals() used for String objects alone ?
Thanks in adv...
--Bindu
 
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== does shallow comparison. Whereas .equals() does deep comparison only if you override this method. As the .equals() of Object class does the same thing as == does, need to override this method.
boolean equals(Object´┐Żobj) Indicates whether some other object is "equal to" this one.
Hope this helps!
 
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Just execute the following to clear ur doubt. If u're not cleared dig it again. Try with & without the commented(//) statement.

 
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