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Java Java Data Structures Organizing Data Interfaces

What does (equals(other)) do?

What exactly does (equals(other)) do? Does it compare the object to itself? What is the point of that?

1 Answer

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
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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.