[Solved] Making a comparator consistent with equals

Mario9987 Asks: Making a comparator consistent with equals
I am still learning the ropes on that one, but I am trying to implement a comparator for a HashMap to sort the keys using compareTo. To make the comparator consistent with equals I thought to try and catch the int result from compareTo and see if it equals to 0. If it does, check if the objects are equal. The problem I ran into is what happens if the objects are not equal? What would I have to return?

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