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Please clarify on number of strings

 
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Hi,

Consider the following code snippet from K&B (Chapter 6)



The book says - There were a total of eight String objects created as follows: "spring", "summer " (lost), "spring summer", "fall" (lost), "spring fall" (lost), "spring summer spring" (lost), "winter" (lost), "spring winter" (at this point "spring" is lost).

My Question is - Why are we missing an string ( which is embedded in print statement, i.e., " ") while counting the number of string objects? This *SPACE* string ( " " ) is also an string objects created in string pool. so the number of string object created should be 9. Please confirm!

Thanks!
[ February 08, 2007: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
 
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Iirc a part of the question was "prior to the println()-statement".
 
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Oh!!

Thanks for clarification!
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