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'equals()' called on array

Reports equals() calls that compare two arrays.

Calling equals() on an array compares identity and is equivalent to using ==. Use Arrays.equals() to compare the contents of two arrays, or Arrays.deepEquals() for multi-dimensional arrays.


void sample(int[] first, int[] second){ if (first.equals(second)) return; }

After the quick-fix is applied:

void sample(int[] first, int[] second){ if (Arrays.equals(first, second)) return; }

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By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024