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Why does ..

String password = "bingo";

if ( args[0] == password) not work yet

if( "bingo" == password) does?

PS I am entering the word "bingo" in as a run time parameter
PPS I know I can use args[0].equals(password), I'm just curious why '==' doesn't work in this case.

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