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== Vs .equals()

 
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Consider the following code



Is it the same, considering that the Object class's .equals() method being invoked?
 
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That depends on the runtime type of a.

 
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Ha ha, Nice way to answer. Thanks a lot..
 
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I found a nice article about this:
http://www.ccnyddm.com/JavaBook/EqualsEtc.htm
 
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The default behaviour (default implementation) of equals() is to do == comparisions.
if you do't override the equals() in a class ,no two objects can ever be consider equal since references to two different objects will always contain a
different pattern (i.e hash value is different)
 
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In case of Wrapper classes it's true
 
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