Hello , I have a List<String> and I want to compare in a loop the elements.

For example sth like :

for (int i=0;i<theList.size();i++){
            while (theList.get(i).equals(theList.get(i+1)))


I want to compare the next to the previous entry.


Start your loop at 1 and compare with i-1.

1) If I start the loop at 1 ,do I have to do "i<=theList.size()" ?

2) Actually ,I want to :

while ( !  theList.get(i).equals(theList.get(i+1)))

1) No. It's fine the way it is now. The problem with your code is that it will go out of bounds on the last entry. That's why you should start from 1 and compare i to i-1. Or do what you have and end when i < theList.size() - 1

2) That should work just fine.

Ok,thank you!