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About String.format()

kayanaat sidiqui
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Joined: Sep 04, 2008
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Hi all,

i was going through a blog on java.
I got the guy using String.format().

I could not get why he was using this.

if i write this


Both will give same result i.e. 1.

Is java people included this because of giving feel of c/c++?

Is there any important role of this method?

Thanks,
Kaya.
Maneesh Godbole
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Check out the API docs for the Formatter class to get a better understanding of the method.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Also, it produces Strings similar in format to what is described here in the Java™ Tutorials
Roy Paterson
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In the example you gave, yes it is pointless. However String.format(...) is capable of much more complicated and useful stuff.


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