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What is the role of instanceof operator in equals method?
 
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sivanagaswathi kallam wrote:What is the role of instanceof operator in equals method?


It checks that the object being compared is the same type as this.

Remember, the signature for an equals method is:
  public boolean equals(Object o) { ...

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Also, it performs a null-check.
 
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