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join list of strings

lajos kamocsay
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Is there an easy way to join a list of string in java using a delimiter?
For example:

I would like to make that into a path string, "/home/joe/tmp/". I can do:

But it seems there should be something in the API to do this ain one step. Python has:

Anything like that in Java?

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Ken Blair
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No, but you could write one fairly easily using varargs in 1.5:

Usage: join("/", "home", "joe", "tmp)
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