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No. The == operator looks only at the variables.

== Looks only at Variables

For primitive types, also, the == operator looks only at the variables. For example:

int x = 32;
int y = 48;

if ( x == y ) 
  System.out.println("They are equal.");

The contents of the variables x and y are examined. But with primitive types, the contents of a variable is the data, so with primitive types == looks at data.

With reference types, == looks at the contents of the variables, but the variables contain object references.


(Thought Question: ) Could two different objects contain equivalent data?