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String display without any loops

yuva rani
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how to display a string 'n' number of times without using any loops. here 'n' is user entered integer number.
Gavin Tranter
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You could try recurssion.

If you do a search of the ranch, I am sure there are plenty of topics mentioning recurssion, and plenty on the web in general.
[ May 14, 2008: Message edited by: Gavin Tranter ]
Campbell Ritchie
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Good idea, Gavin.

And welcome to JavaRanch, Yuva Rani.
Jeff Storey
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Yuva,

Here is a recursive example that might help you for your problem. Keep in mind this is just one possible solution (a loop is a much better idea though since recursion creates a bunch of calls on the stack and can often be harder to understand).



Hope this helps,
Jeff
Garrett Rowe
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I guess its a matter of preference, but I normally find recursion easier to understand than loops.


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Balasubramanian Chandrasekaran
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Originally posted by Jeff Storey:
Yuva,

Here is a recursive example that might help you for your problem. Keep in mind this is just one possible solution (a loop is a much better idea though since recursion creates a bunch of calls on the stack and can often be harder to understand).



Hope this helps,
Jeff


Jeff i think you missed one small thing in your code


instead of
yuva rani
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Thank you for answering my question!!
Peter Chase
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Originally posted by Jeff Storey:
Here is a recursive example that might help you for your problem.


Jeff - basically, you just did this guy's homework for him. At JavaRanch we ask LetThemDoTheirOwnHomework.

By all means give hints (e.g. "you could consider recursion"), but not fully -worked answers.


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