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Why is String class immutable?  RSS feed

 
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Why String class is final and immutable..what purpose about it.......thanks
 
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A lot of people seem to have been asking that question recently. Here's one of the recent threads: http://www.coderanch.com/t/590716/java/java/Why-String-class-immutable
 
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When an author doesn't want that anyone extend his class, he makes it final and if you dislike immutability of String class then go for StringBuilder or StringBuffer for mutability.

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ankita modi. wrote:When an author doesn't want that anyone extend his class, he makes it final and if you dislike immutability of String class then go for StringBuilder or StringBuffer for mutability.

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Please continue any discussion in one of the already existing topics on this subject.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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