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#REDIRECT Failure to follow guideline/specification

Last revision (mm/dd/yy): 05/27/2009


Strings should be compared with the equals() method, not == or !=.

This program uses == or != to compare two strings for equality, which compares two objects for equality, not their values. Chances are good that the two references will never be equal.

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	  if (args[0] == STRING_CONSTANT) {"miracle");

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