Difference between String replace() and replaceAll()

In java.lang.String, the replace method either takes a pair of char’s or a pair of CharSequence‘s (of which String is a subclass, so it’ll happily take a pair of String’s). The replace method will replace all occurrences of a char or CharSequence. On the other hand, the first String arguments of replaceFirst and replaceAll are regular expressions (regex). Using the wrong function can lead to subtle bugs.

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