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So here the pattern you give is 1 true 34 hi
so the first while loop executes for all 4 and it prints s for each, so this gives the output ssss
now next while loop starts
so first the output is i since the first input is 1
then it sees the next input is true a boolean, so the output is b
then it sees the next input is again an int, so the output is 34
lastly the input is hi, which is neither boolean nor int, so the last case is successful and the output is s2
so this gives ibis2
so the total output is ssssibis2
hope it is clear. The best thing to do now is try with different inputs and see if you getting what you predict
Scanner class has the methods hasNext(), hasNextInt(), hasNextBoolean(). So in the first while loop it is only checking s1 i.e s1.hasNext() and concatenating s in hits variable every time this loop is run. In the next while loop it is checking s2 i.e. s2.hasNext() and within that loop it is checking s2.hasNextInt() or s2.hasNextBoolean() in if and is accordingly concatenating "i", "b" & "s2" in hits. Remember there are variables b and b2 declared as boolean but what you are concatenating in hits are strings "s", "b", "i" and not the values in variable. Try to understand the flow and I hope this clears your doubt.
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thanks a lot ranchers for clearing my silly doubt
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here's another question
when it is invoked with the command line
java Regex2 "\d*" ab34ef
the output is
can anyone help me as to why the 4 is printed twice
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Faisal Ansari wrote:il keep that in mind from the next time onwards....
can anyone help me with the answer to the above question
Well it goes like this
Pattern is = \d* --> That means zero or more occurrences of the integer
input is = ab34ef
so the pattern matches with all characters and the index of the occurence is returned with the method start() and group() will return the matching string. Because of * a,b, e and f are matched. At the 2nd index 34 will be matched and it will be printed, since it has *, it will also match the index beside the matched string which is 4 here, so 34 is the matching string and the 4 is the matching location for nothing, hence 4 printed twice.
So it is like - (0) a (1) b (2) 34 (3) wont be considered as the string is consumed, thats why 3 is not printed in the output (4) for nothing (5) e (6) f...all other indexes matching except 2nd index ( 34 ) are for the "*", means it matches the empty.
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why isnt 3 printed twice...it is also an integer and is present at index 3
Regarding your confusion on the program (your first question), you know that the source, '1 true 34' or whatever, which is
used to construct the Scanner object, is split by Scanner at every SPACE by default--so there's not any matching per se[/]
going on, it's [i]tokenizing. And you can change the delimiter with the Scanner.useDelimiter() method, as you probably have read.
Then you work through the source with your Scanner object methods next() (gets the next token, and the tokens are all the
strings essentially that were separated by spaces in the source), nextInt() (gets the next int in the source and returns it AS AN
Because you could get an exception if you call next(), nextInt() or other similar methods when there are no more tokens,
programs that use Scanner always make use of the hasNext() methods to make sure there is another token. The main
thing to remember about these is that the hasNext() method and hasNextInt() method and so on do not retrieve tokens
and so they do not advance the parser through the set of source tokens. That is, you could call hasNext() in an infinite
loop and never reach the end of the source--but if you called next(), or nextInt() in an infinite loop, you would definately
run out of tokens and get an exception.
I just thought that might have been what you were confused about.