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asking about substring searching method

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i have a question regarding string given below:
String x="my name is good fellow";
String y=x.substring(3,10);
my question is :
the string method starts searching substring from 3 from string saves in x n it does not end at 10 but at 9.y it ends at 9 if it starts searching from 3 .i hope that u have underestand my question n i hope that you will reply me soon.
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Your questions will be more readable and will have a better chance of getting answered if you spell out words like "and", "why" and "you". Thank you for doing so in the future
I, too, find the way substr() works a little goofy as it differs from other substr() functions I have used in the past in other languages. It's just one of those idiosyncracies that you have to remember, I guess.

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[This message has been edited by JUNILU LACAR (edited October 20, 2001).]
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It starts with the letter which is after index 3 and ends with the letter before index 10, remembering that the count starts from zero.

The character at index 9 is the last letter, because the sub-string encompasses the characters BETWEEN the indexes given.
[This message has been edited by Cindy Glass (edited October 23, 2001).]
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