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Java Java Data Structures Exploring the Java Collection Framework Meet the JCF

Huzaifa Nasir
Huzaifa Nasir
2,150 Points

what is the point of the compareTo method after the parameter is changed?

Aren't you just comparing other to itself once the parameter is changed to be of type Treet? Wouldn't that always be the case?

1 Answer

When you see the line:

if (this == (Tweet) other) { return 0; }

It is not comparing if both of are type Tweet. It is comparing the references of this and other to see if they point to the same location in memory.

To compare types, you could do something like if (other instanceof this.getClass()) { /**/ }