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CHAPTER 15String Handling

A brief overview of Java’s string handling was presented in Chapter 7. In this chapter, it is described in detail. As is the case in most other programming languages, in Java a string is a sequence of characters. But, unlike some other languages that implement strings as character arrays, Java implements strings as objects of type String.

Implementing strings as built-in objects allows Java to provide a full complement of features that make string handling convenient. For example, Java has methods to compare two strings, search for a substring, concatenate two strings, and change the case of letters within a string. Also, String objects can be constructed a number of ways, making it easy to obtain a string when needed. ...

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