FAQ: String Methods - length()

This community-built FAQ covers the “length()” exercise from the lesson “String Methods”.

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The instructions for this lesson do not actually ask you to do what is apparently expected for you to do. All it says is " Use the length() method to check if the length of the tweet is within the Twitter’s limit of 280 characters."

Am I storing this length to a variable? Am I comparing it to 280 and setting a boolean to indicate if it is within the limit?

No. Apparently what I’m doing is just printing the length to the console. It would be nice if the exercise actually said that.

Agreed. I was confused by the instructions at first. I actually thought they meant, set the string number to 280. So I tried several times to do that and failed.