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GeneralRe: What is null equal to? Pin
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GeneralRe: What is null equal to? Pin
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If it was VB, yes, but not in C#. If it is null, the second part will not be evaluated. It's effectively a dead condition. So, it won't blow up - thanks to this oversight.

I vaguely remember a manager who claimed that we always should use ".equals" for comparisons, and that it was a best practice. Using the operator is not only more readable, it also does not depend on the object having a value.
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