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Efficient text manipulation...

Tomer Gal

Joined: Dec 18, 2004
Posts: 24
If I got a String or a StringBuffer for example :
StringBuffer s = new StringBuffer();

s = "Hello World! Whats up?";

What is an efficient way to get the 1st word ("Hello") - save it and then to cut it from the string so all that is left is : " World! Whats up?"

Thanks for the help in advanced guys
David Ulicny
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Joined: Aug 04, 2004
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Use StringTokenizer or split() method.

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Joel McNary

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 1817

Depends on how the splitting si to be acheived -- the split() could be very annoying. If we assume that words are separated by spaces, then a simple indexOf(' ') and then substring would work nicely:

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David Harkness
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Joined: Aug 07, 2003
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My take was that the main question was how to remove "Hello" .. not just get that string.StringBuffer.delete() will result in an array copy to shift the text after the removed portion.
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