Ed Lee Ed Lee - 16 days ago 5
Java Question

Hashcode of an int

What is the hashcode of a primitive type, such as int?

for example, let's say num was an interger.

int hasCode = 0;

if (num != 0) {
hasCode = hasCode + num.hashCode();
}

Answer

For the hashCode of an int the most natural choice is to use the int itself. A better question is what to use for the hashCode of a long since it doesn't fit into the int-sized hashcode. Your best source for that—and all hashCode-related questions—would be Effective Java.