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Cameron Park
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Hi I am confounded by a String problem. I have this parser that is supposed to skip either spaces or null characters, but I got this one mysterious token that returns false for comparison with both null and space! And when I tried to println that token, it's blank. So, that left me to wonder if tab is considered a character that can be compared.
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Cameron Park
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Yeah, tab is a character. Lacking oxygen is a terrible thing.
 
David O'Meara
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Yup, its the character '\t'
[This message has been edited by David O'Meara (edited May 08, 2001).]
 
Art Metzer
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Hi, Cameron.
Are you sure you're using the "equals" comparator for the space?
If "candidate" is a String, then...

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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