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String.valueOf() and String.copyValueOf()

Pin Ting

Joined: May 28, 2003
Posts: 22
Dear all ranchers,
What's the difference between String.valueOf(char[] data) and String.copyValueOf(char[] data)?
Many thanks.
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Gayathri Prasad
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Joined: Jun 25, 2003
Posts: 116
Hi ,
I think there is no difference between the two methods. As both the methods return a string representation of Character array which is being passed as a parameter.

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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Pin Ting,
If the Class Documentation isn't clear about such details, then you could always take a look at the source code, which should be available in a file named src.jar or in your Java 2 SDK installation.

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Jason Davies

Joined: Sep 18, 2003
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Looking at the source code for Java 1.4.2, both methods are exactly the same in terms of implementation.

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