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Thread: Anagram Program

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    Default Anagram Program

    hello everyone, i am a beginner in java programming and i usually look in the internet for the solutions of my homeworks in java for my subject and i encountered this code and i really don't understand how it works so please, can anybody can explain it to me please.... i really need your help now!!! Thanks in advance!!!
    public class Anagram {
    	public void anag(String s1, String s2)	{
    		if(s1.length() == 0)	{
    		for(int i = 0; i < s1.length(); i++)	{
    			anag(s1.substring(0, i) + s1.substring(i+1, s1.length()), s1.charAt(i) + s2);
    	public static void main(String[] args)	{
    		Anagram ana = new Anagram();
    		ana.anag("farm", "");

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    Default Re: Anagram Program

    i usually look in the internet for the solutions of my homeworks
    So you don't actually write any of your own code? That's sad, and means you're not learning much.
    can anybody can explain it to me please
    Tell us first what you think the code does and ask for correction/help understanding the parts you've gotten wrong.

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    Default Re: Anagram Program

    If you want to understand the code just trace the program statement by statement from main() using a pen and paper.
    You shall know what is happening.


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