Proposal: Sameness operators

Mark Thornton mthornton at
Thu Apr 2 12:18:29 PDT 2009

Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
> My point is thus: There is a perfect world, and java doesn't have it. 
> And it never will. Either we do this, or we give up and never have any 
> sort of improvement to the comparable situation. If that's the choice, 
> I want comparator operators, even with the glitches.
A new set of operators like (==), (<), etc, all based on compareTo would 
work, but I don't know how likely such a change is. In their favour, 
these operators would NOT be overloaded so the usual complaints about 
operators wouldn't apply.


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