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Question: What is the difference between length and length() ?


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Question: What is the difference between length and length() ?


length() is function which is defined for string class whereas length is used only for array. Source:

Answered by: seema pawar | Date: 5/23/2008 | Contact seema pawar Contact seema pawar

Both returns an int value.length parameter is used with String array to get the number of elements of array and length()method is used with String Buffer to get the length. Source:

Answered by: Daliya | Date: 5/27/2008 | Contact Daliya Contact Daliya

length - keyword , find out the array length

// length() - method , find out the String length Source:

Answered by: vishal singh | Date: 7/11/2008 | Contact vishal singh Contact vishal singh

length()is a method that is defined in String class whenever length is a property of array that is defined in JVM. because in java array is dynamic , means array are object and contain memory at runtime. Source:

Answered by: Tarique Anwer | Date: 11/18/2009 | Contact Tarique Anwer Contact Tarique Anwer

length is an instance variable of array and it returns the number of elements in that array, while length() is a method of String class. length() method returns the length of the string which is equal to the Unicode code units in that string. Source:

Answered by: Sandeep Bhardwaj | Date: 1/21/2010 | Contact Sandeep Bhardwaj Contact Sandeep Bhardwaj

length - Used to find the length of array.

length()- Used to find the length of String Source:

Answered by: Karthick | Date: 2/21/2010 | Contact Karthick Contact Karthick

length : it is a keyword which is used for find out length for an array..
lensth() : its is a method in java to find out the length of the stringclass .......... Source:

Answered by: lakshmareddy | Date: 3/5/2010 | Contact lakshmareddy Contact lakshmareddy

length()- is a static method of String class and will return no. of characters present in a string.

length- will give the length ie. no. of elements stored in an array.

public class Len
public static void main(String args[])
String x="abc";
int a[]={1,2,3,4};

output will be


Answered by: NEERAJ KUMAR SINHA | Date: 3/26/2010 | Contact NEERAJ KUMAR SINHA Contact NEERAJ KUMAR SINHA

length - keyword ,to find out the array length
length() - method , to find out the String length. Source:

Answered by: prakash | Date: 4/1/2010 | Contact prakash Contact prakash

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