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equality test for boolean

 
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What is the result of executing the following fragment of code:
boolean flag = false;
if (flag = true) {
System.out.println("true");
} else {
System.out.println("false");
}
}

A. true is printed to standard out
B. false is printed to standard out
C. An exception is raised
D. Nothing happens
E. Compile error
 
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Hi Karri
The if(flag=true) always is true, there is not a compile error because flag is a boolean. So the answer is A.
 
lakshmisreenivas karri
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Thnx for the reply.
but why "if(flag=true)" is always true?
Could u gimme clear picture?
Thnx
 
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Because flag=true is an assignment, not a comparison. Therefore it assigns true to flag and then returns the value of flag.
 
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Yes I'm seeing it as an assignment but still i was stucked.
Ofcourse i got it now.
Thnx anyway.
 
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