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From "Christoph Gaffga \(triplemind.com\)" <cgaf...@triplemind.com>
Subject Re: Comparing 2 lists via contents?
Date Tue, 09 Nov 2004 12:15:02 GMT
have you tried:

collection1.equals(collection2)

I think, that was it.

regards,
Christoph Gaffga
cgaffga@triplemind.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marcus Crafter" <crafterm@managesoft.com>
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.jakarta.commons.user
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 12:54 PM
Subject: Comparing 2 lists via contents?


> Hi All,
> 
> Hope all is going well.
> 
> I'm looking for a particular method in List or Collection Utils but 
> can't find it, must be going blind! ;)
> 
> I've got 2 lists, containing objects that are equal by value but not 
> equal by reference (ie. a.equals(b) is true, but a == b is false).
> 
> CollectionUtils.isEqualsCollection(Collection, Collection) seems to work 
> by comparing whether the objects are equal by reference, ie. whether a 
> == b is true.
> 
> Is there something similar for comparing the contents of 2 lists by 
> value, perhaps somewhere that I've missed?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Marcus
> 
> 
> 
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