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 Q1. How and Why Strings are interned in Java ?Core Java
Ans. String class has a public method intern() that returns a canonical representation for the string object. String class privately maintains a pool of strings, where String literals are automatically interned.

these are automatically interned so as to have efficient String comparison using == operator instead of equals which is usually slower.

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