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From "Stephan Schweitzer" <schwe...@inferenzsysteme.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Subject AW: Comparing 2 lists via contents?
Date Tue, 09 Nov 2004 12:42:34 GMT
> 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?

the normal equals-method of list will compare to lists by calling the 
equals-methods of the elements. thus this is exactly the method you 
are looking for I guess ;-)


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