Re: String interning (WAS: SAX2/Java: Towards a final form)
Bill la Forge wrote: > > > I'd go further; based on having written a parser, it seems to > > > > me that the only sane tactic is for the parser to use > > > > java.intern(), but only once for each unique name, with some > > > > sort of internal char or equivalent table. If this is > > > > true, it's an even stronger argument for just saying "element > types and > > > attribute names coming out of the parser are intern > > > > ()ed, period". > > I suspect the java intern doesn't use weak references. And if > it doesn't, this is a great way to kill server-side XML processing! > > Bill >From what I have been told, As of JDK 1.2, all od SUN's implementations of their JVM's now use weak references for the String intern table. Of course, any JVM implementor is free not to use weak references or a simliar construct, but then again that would be kinda dumb wouldn't it (-: Tyler xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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