@Equals field's annotation as alternative for equal() & hashCode() implementations - what do you think about it?
As usually When you need to overwirte equal() also must to overwirte hashCode()
Go for it. Let me know how you go. ;)
If you are interested in collections, that are independent of the implementations of hashCode() and equals() in the stored objects, take a look at he-collections on sourceforge.net. These collections can call other methods as these two...
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