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Java™ Phrasebook by Timothy Fisher

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3. Manipulating Strings

Much of what you do in any programming language involves the manipulation of strings. Other than numeric data, nearly all data is accessed as a string. Quite often, even numeric data is treated as a simple string. It is difficult to imagine being able to write a complete program without making use of strings.

The phrases in this chapter show you some common tasks involving strings. The Java language has strong built-in support for strings and string processing. Unlike the C language, strings are built-in types in the Java language. Java contains a String class that is used to hold string data. Strings in Java should not be thought of as an array of characters as they are in C. Whenever you want to represent a string in ...

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