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From rousej <>
Subject [GitHub] commons-lang pull request: fix StringUtils.ordinalIndexOf("aaaaaa"...
Date Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:00:44 GMT
Github user rousej commented on the pull request:
    I agree with britter.  StringUtils.ordinalIndexOf("aaaaaa", "aa", 2) == 1 would be true
because the sequence 'aa' is at every index. There seems to be confusion around this method,
but it seems to me the original code had it correct.
    int index = lastIndex ? str.length() : INDEX_NOT_FOUND;  
    do {  
        if (lastIndex) {  
           index = CharSequenceUtils.lastIndexOf(str, searchStr, index - 1);  
       } else {  
           index = CharSequenceUtils.indexOf(str, searchStr, index + 1);  
    I'm not sure why StringUtils.ordinalIndexOf("aaaaaa", "aa", 2) == 3 would ever be true.
    StringUtils.ordinalIndexOf("aaaaaa", "aa", 2) == 2 is easier to see where it's coming
from, but StringUtils.ordinalIndexOf("aaaaaa", "aa", 2) == 1 is still the correct answer,
and it also works for other tests. I found my way here because I wanted to use this method
in a project, but found that the current release is broken by commit e5a3039. With the current
release if the first index is between 0 and searchStr.length() -1 the method will return the
index for ordinal + other words the wrong index.

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