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StringBuffer class

shailendra vasale
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Joined: Dec 17, 2000
Posts: 38
hi Guys,
Here is a program using StringBuffer class.The problem i came across is :
1. When there is no space between the double quotes [StringBuffer str = new StringBuffer("");],the program throws an error java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException for "for loop2" after j=0.
2. When there is single space,then "for loo2" throws exception after j=1.
3. And when the space is more than 3,the program runs successfully.
Can anybody plz throw a light on this.
import java.util.*;
public class ForLoop
Vector myStockSymbols;
Vector myStockValues;
private static char c[] = {'A','B','C','D','E','F','G','H','I','J','K','L','M','N','O','P','Q','R','S','T','U','V','W','X','Y','Z'};
public ForLoop()
myStockSymbols = new Vector();
myStockValues = new Vector();
for(int i=0;i<10;i++)
System.out.println("for loop1 "+i);
StringBuffer str = new StringBuffer("");
for(int j=0;j<4;j++)
System.out.println("for loop2 "+j);
myStockValues.addElement(new Float(Math.random()*100f));
for(int k=0;k<10;k++)
System.out.println("for loop3 "+k);
System.out.println(" "+myStockSymbols.elementAt(k)+" "+myStockValues.elementAt(k));
public static void main(String[] args)
ForLoop loop = new ForLoop();

deekasha gunwant
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Joined: May 06, 2000
Posts: 396
Hi Shailendra,
in above line j is the index of the StringBuffer.
and when there is no value in the StringBuffer (i.e. StringBuffer contains "").so the StringIndexOutOfBoundsException is thrown.
again when StrinBuffer str = " " one space then loop tuns fine for index 0. but when it comes to index 1 then again there will be String...BoundsException.
and since u r running your lop only 4 times i.e. only 0,1,2,3 indexes will be looked for so whenever the str has length >3 i.e. 4/5/6......
the loop will run properly

shailendra vasale
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Joined: Dec 17, 2000
Posts: 38
hi Deekasha,
Thankx for ur reply.I got the point where i was confused.
I tried the same using "StringBuffer str = new StringBuffer("abcd");",it works fine.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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