In this section, you will get the detailed explanation about the
method of String class. We are going to use intern()
method of String class in Java. The description of the code is given below for the usage of the method.
Description of the code:
As shown in the example we have created three Strings
in three different ways. Then we have used the "==" operator to
determine which Strings are equal. Basically an intern string is the one
that has an entry in the global string pool. And if the string is not in global
string pool then it will be added. If the pool already contains a string equal to this String object as determined by the
equals(Object) method then on invoking the intern method the string from the pool is
returned. Otherwise, this String object is added to the pool and a reference to this String object is returned.
It returns a canonical representation for the string object.
The String class maintains a pool of strings privately, which is empty initially.
For any two strings s1 and
s2, s1.intern() == s2.intern() is true if and only if s1.equals(s2) is true.
Returns a string that has the same contents as this string, but is definetly to be from a pool of unique strings.
Here is the code of the program:
Output of the program:
str1 == str2 false
str1 == str3 true
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