posted 22 years ago
Hi Michael,
I thought the definition of the Api could help you ...
public boolean equals(Object obj) :
Indicates whether some other object is "equal to" this one.
The equals method implements an equivalence relation:
It is reflexive: for any reference value x, x.equals(x) should return true.
It is symmetric: for any reference values x and y, x.equals(y) should return true if and only if y.equals(x) returns true.
It is transitive: for any reference values x, y, and z, if x.equals(y) returns true and y.equals(z) returns true, then x.equals(z) should return true.
It is consistent: for any reference values x and y, multiple invocations of x.equals(y) consistently return true or consistently return false, provided no information used in equals comparisons on the object is modified.
For any non-null reference value x, x.equals(null) should return false.
The equals method for class Object implements the most discriminating possible equivalence relation on objects; that is, for any reference values x and y, this method returns true if and only if x and y refer to the same object (x==y has the value true).
Parameters:
obj - the reference object with which to compare.
Returns : true is the object is the same as the obj argument; false otherwise
Thanks...I think now it's clearer for you?
Engin.