java.lang.Long equals(Object obj)


The equals() java method compares this object to the specified object. The result is true if and only if the argument is not null and is a Long object that contains the same long value as this object.


  • This method is overrides equals in class Object

Method Syntax

public boolean equals(Object obj)

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description

Method Returns

The equals(Object obj) method of Long class returns true if the objects are the same; false otherwise.


Requires Java 1.0 and up

Java Long equals() Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of equals() method of Long class.


 * This example source code demonstrates the use of  
 * equals(Object obj) method of Long class

public class LongEqualsExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		// initialize a new Long object
		Long l = 321L;
		// initialize an object
		Object obj = new Long(321L);
		// check equality
		boolean result = l.equals(obj);
		// print result
			System.out.println("They are equal");
			System.out.println("They are not equal");
		 * This is a standard method
		 * inherited by all classes to
		 * class Object


Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

Java Long equals(Object obj) example output