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How do I print my Java object without getting "SomeType@2f92e0f4"?

user846 Published in July 22, 2018, 8:33 am

I have a class defined as follows:

public class Person {
  private String name;

  // constructor and getter/setter omitted

I tried to print an instance of my class:


but I got the following output: com.foo.Person@2f92e0f4.

A similar thing happened when I tried to print an array of Person objects:

Person[] people = //...

I got the output: [Lcom.foo.Person;@28a418fc

What does this output mean? How do I change this output so it contains the name of my person? And how do I print collections of my objects?

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