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why we need to override equals and hascode

 
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why we need to override methods of object hashcode
and equals in case of Hashtable and RMI
 
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Sitaram,
A HashTable (or HashMap in the Collections API) stores data based on a certain value. It calls the hashCode() method to see where the value should be stored. There is also a rule that if you implement hashCode(), you must also implement equals() and vice versa. This is for consistency purposes as objects that are equal must have the same hash code.
 
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