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sanjana narayanan
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Hi,
Can anyone explain the following statement on hashCode with an eg?
"Ideally, a hash funtion should distribute any reasonable collection of unequal instances uniformly across all possible hash values."
-Sanjana
 
Gian Franco
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Hi Sanjana,
I think it's best to check the following article
it helped me understanding the necessary details.
Article on Equals and Hash Code
Greetings,
Gian Franco
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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