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Thread: converting int to char

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    Default converting int to char

    I just want to convert an integer...say 8....to a char...which will be '8'.

    int z = 5;
    char e;
    e = Character.forDigit(z,10);
    //e should become '5'

    This is really weird...when i use the debugger the value of e will be correct...other times it will be blank...is there another way to do this conversion?
    Last edited by helloworld922; February 18th, 2011 at 08:58 PM.

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    Default Re: converting int to char

    It should always be correct. Make sure you're at a point while debugging that e is indeed '5' (or whatever character you want).

    int z = 5;
    char e; // e is nothing
    e = Character.forDigit(z,10); // is is still nothing at beginning of this statement, becomes '5' at the end of this statement
    System.out.println(e); // e is still '5'

    Also, is your code taken from somewhere else? Perhaps the problem lies in where you're trying to use forDigit()?

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    Default Re: converting int to char

    I'm not going to throw my code up here...but I am re-initializing the same char variable multiple times.

    The first time......e = Character.forDigit(z,10);....gets executed.....e is what it should be

    The second time....e = Character.forDigit(z,10);.....gets executed....e simply becomes blank or ' '....doesn't make any sense...and this is the last part to finish the program.

    I actually tried using another variable in replace of the second execution and it still doesnt work...it has me stumped.
    Last edited by surfbumb; February 19th, 2011 at 01:13 AM.

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