Re: String interning (WAS: SAX2/Java: Towards a final form)
On 15 Jan 2000, David Megginson wrote: > Tim Bray <tbray@t...> writes: > > At 12:13 PM 1/14/00 -0800, David Brownell wrote: > > >The reason not to mandate it is that there are non-parser > > >applictions of SAX, where it's unreasonable to demand that > > >the event source guarantee such interning. > > > > Really? Could you expand on that? > > I'm willing to listen for a couple more days before flipping a coin. Could we tag the "name-postfix/name-prefix/name-space" as a InternString or other class to make the requirement explicit? InternString could have *private* constructor, and a static factory method to ensure that the policy is enforced. Too bad String is final. Is there another singular point of control that can be seized upon to shield application-emitters? Perhaps a QName object? 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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