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The above prints 'true' and hence I ASSUME that unboxing 'i' has priority over boxing 'l', but I can't find anything dealing with this in the spec. Can anyone shed some light on this?
 
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15.21 Equality Operators:
If the operands of an equality operator are both of numeric type, or one is of numeric type and the other is convertible (�5.1.8) to numeric type, binary numeric promotion is performed on the operands (�5.6.2).
 
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Great.

Another boxing issue; Why can't I do this?



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15.20.2 Type Comparison Operator instanceof:
The type of a RelationalExpression operand of the instanceof operator must be a reference type or the null type; otherwise, a compile-time error occurs.
 
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