The point marc is trying to make is that String indexes start at 0. Therefore for a nonempty String of length x, the first character is always at index 0, the last character is always at index (x - 1).
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts. it really helped.
I am going to use this instead
and we will get 60 chars there.
This isn't exactly about your question. Hopefully I am not out of place asking this... Are you sure the string length will always be 60? you should probably use a variable for the string length in place of the number 60. This way you can handle any length string up to the limit of your int array.