Re: Need clarification on Object.equals.

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:14:58 -0800 (PST)
On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:01:51 PM UTC-6, David Lamb wrote:

On 18/12/2012 1:48 PM, wrote:

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:24:44 PM UTC-6, markspace wrote:


Show us the implementation of equals() for Node (and probably Gate too=



that version of equals() could also be borked in the example you gave)


and we'll point out the error.



It is complex because it is a large application. I can either post the =

several hundred lines

 > of source or the the 6 which adequately illustrates the point. Node
does not implement equals
 > at all as you say
Roedy suggested Gate, not Node, might implement "equals". Does it?
There's likely not much people can do to help without more context. The=


"6 lines" don't adequately "illustrate the point" because from them
alone nobody can say for sure what your problem is. Roedy's guess might=


be the best advice you're going to get.

Yes I understand that. In fact, as I pointed out in a subsequent post, none=
 of my code defines equals, Node was however extending AbstractSet which do=
es redefine it. Really All I was looking for was a general direction I migh=
t look and not to burden anyone with large blocks of code. Node is 212 line=
s, Gate is 67, Monitor another 85, none of which even once mentions the wor=
d "equals"

My issue with Roedy's response was not the helpful suggestion to look at su=
per classes but rather that it comes off as lecturing, and frankly rather c=

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