Recursive 1ms Java Solution

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    public class Solution {
    public List<String> letterCombinations(String digits) {
        String[] lookup = new String[]{"", "", "abc", "def", "ghi", "jkl", "mno", "pqrs", "tuv", "wxyz"}; 
        List<String> results = new ArrayList<>();
        generate("", digits, lookup, 0, results);
        return results;
    private String generate(String prefix, String digits, String[] lookup, int index, List<String> collector) {
        if (index == digits.length()) return prefix;
        int digit = Character.getNumericValue(digits.charAt(index));
        String chars = lookup[digit];
        for(int i = 0; i < chars.length(); i++) {
            String result = generate(prefix+chars.charAt(i), digits, lookup, index, collector);
            if (result != null) collector.add(result);
        return null;


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    This is the best solution for this problem, which is also easy to understand!!

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