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Thread: Equals Method

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    Default Equals Method

    Hey, I am having a problem getting a test to run correctly. Basically my equals method doesnt work when it is called if the name and the code variable are equal. I.E. the if statement doesnt work correctly.
    Here is the code...
    public class Denomination {
     
    	private String name;
    	private String code;
     
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    	{
     
    	}
    	public Denomination(String n, String c)
    	{
    		name = c;
    		code = n;
    	}
     
    	public String getName()
    	{
    		return name;		
    	}
    	public String getCode()
    	{
    		return code;
    	}
     
    	public boolean equality(Denomination a, Denomination b)
    	{
    		boolean equals = false;
    		if(a.getName().equals(b.getName()) && a.getCode().equals(b.getCode()))
    		{
    			equals = true;
    		}
    		return equals;
    	}
    }
    Last edited by helloworld922; February 18th, 2010 at 02:01 AM.


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    Default Re: Equals Method

    That method seems to work correctly. Are you sure that the Strings you are passing to the two different objects a and b are exactly the same? Remember Java is case sensitive i.e. "hello" != "Hello".

    You can compare two strings and ignore the case by using the equalsIgnoreCase() method.
    Last edited by Json; February 19th, 2010 at 03:18 AM. Reason: equalsIgnoreCase I think you mean

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