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Posted by Herve Eichwald
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

 

Posted by David Hough
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

 

Where I studied Software Engineering the language chosen to teach computer science basics was Java. I had some experience with C#, so I found it a mostly comfortable transition - with a few gotchas. As an example, I distinctly remember losing some marks on an early assignment, for comparing Strings for value equality using “==”.  “==” compares on value for Strings in C# and on object identity in Java. I was only slightly bitter about the decision to compare primitives by value and objects by identity with “==”. 

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