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indexOf() of String

mi te

Joined: Mar 09, 2006
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why the method of String, int indexOf(int ch), takes in an argument of type int? Why not the type char?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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My guess: a historical mistake. Similar routines in the C language standard library take int arguments.

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