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String literals

Andrea Hampton

Joined: Feb 05, 2002
Posts: 2
I can't remember how I get this to print:
I have a StringBuffer that just says:
str.append ('<xml>MyXML</xml>');
I get an unclosed character literal error, because of the backslash. How do I get the backslash to print?
Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Its not the forward slash that is giving you the error, it is the way you are defining the String. It should be enclosed in double quotes " when you use single quotes the compiler thinks it is a char and not a String. If you just enclose it in double quotes it'll compile fine and you wont have to escape anything.
hope that helps

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