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Added in API level 1

Permission

public interface Permission

java.security.acl.Permission


Legacy security code; do not use.

Summary

Public methods

abstract boolean equals(Object another)

Compares this instance with the specified object and indicates if they are equal.

abstract String toString()

Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of this object.

Public methods

equals

Added in API level 1
boolean equals (Object another)

Compares this instance with the specified object and indicates if they are equal. In order to be equal, o must represent the same object as this instance using a class-specific comparison. The general contract is that this comparison should be reflexive, symmetric, and transitive. Also, no object reference other than null is equal to null.

The default implementation returns true only if this == o. See Writing a correct equals method if you intend implementing your own equals method.

The general contract for the equals and hashCode() methods is that if equals returns true for any two objects, then hashCode() must return the same value for these objects. This means that subclasses of Object usually override either both methods or neither of them.

Parameters
another Object: the object to compare this instance with.
Returns
boolean true if the specified object is equal to this Object; false otherwise.

toString

Added in API level 1
String toString ()

Returns a string containing a concise, human-readable description of this object. Subclasses are encouraged to override this method and provide an implementation that takes into account the object's type and data. The default implementation is equivalent to the following expression:

   getClass().getName() + '@' + Integer.toHexString(hashCode())

See Writing a useful toString method if you intend implementing your own toString method.

Returns
String a printable representation of this object.
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