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What does (equals(other)) do?
What exactly does (equals(other)) do? Does it compare the object to itself? What is the point of that?
Simon Coates28,694 Points
you can check documentation at https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Object.html#equals(java.lang.Object). Equals tests that the objects refer to the same object (a location in memory), but a lot of classes override it to provide a more meaningful test.