Java - String intern() Method


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Description

This method returns a canonical representation for the string object. It follows that for any two strings s and t, s.intern() == t.intern() is true if and only if s.equals(t) is true.

Syntax

Here is the syntax of this method −

public String intern()

Parameters

Here is the detail of parameters −

  • This is a default method and this do not accept any parameters.

Return Value

  • This method returns a canonical representation for the string object.

Example

import java.io.*;
public class Test {

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      String Str1 = new String("Welcome to Tutorialspoint.com");
      String Str2 = new String("WELCOME TO SUTORIALSPOINT.COM");

      System.out.print("Canonical representation:" );
      System.out.println(Str1.intern());

      System.out.print("Canonical representation:" );
      System.out.println(Str2.intern());
   }
}

This will produce the following result −

Output

Canonical representation: Welcome to Tutorialspoint.com
Canonical representation: WELCOME TO SUTORIALSPOINT.COM

java_strings.htm

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