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What is the difference between these two statements:

1) return foo.equals("abcde");

2) return "abcde".equals(foo);
 
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Think about a situation where variable foo has the value 'null'. when foo is null if you execute
that will create a NullPointerException.
but folowing code will never throw a NullPointerException

since "abcde".equals(null) always return Boolean 'false'.
hope you got it..
 
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