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    Default String objects

    Respected PROGRAMMERS,
    Kindly tell me
    String s= "God";
    String k= "God";
    then will both s and k be considered to be referring to the same String object?
    Is there a single instance of String object?


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    Default Re: String objects

    Is there a single instance of String object?
    Sometimes the compiler will optimize things and use the same object.
    You can easily test if s==k and see if they are equal today.
    Not something that you should assume will always be true.

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    Default Re: String objects

    You can guarantee them to be the same object in memory by internalizing the strings. Other than that, there's no guarantee that they are (could be true, could not be true).

    See: String (Java Platform SE 6)

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    Default Re: String objects

    Thank You SIR for the reply.
    In my programs they turned out to be same,
    that's why I asked this question.
    Have a very lovely day
    Last edited by god1gracious; September 25th, 2011 at 02:28 AM.

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