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toUpper, toLower for chars

Anthony Smith
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Joined: Sep 10, 2001
Posts: 285
public static char letter(boolean isUpper)

char[] letters = {'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'};
double x = Math.random()*25;
if (isUpper==true)
return letters[(int)x];
char new_letter = letters[(int)x];
return new_letter;

The toLowerCse will not work. Char cannot be de-refernced it says
Bill Krieger
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Joined: Sep 27, 2001
Posts: 53
The variable 'new_letter' is a char primative. Primative values are not objects, they have no member variables or methods. Perhaps you meant to us the Character wrapper class? Perhaps...
new_letter = Character.toLowerCase( letters[(int)x] );
Colin Kenworthy
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Joined: Aug 06, 2001
Posts: 88
Learn the difference between char and Character.
Learn the difference between a primitive type and an Object.
...then you should understand what's going on.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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