Re: String interning (WAS: SAX2/Java: Towards a final form)
David Megginson wrote: > > If I'm writing a filter, where do the strings for the names I'm > passing on come from? > > Well, most of the time, they'll come from upstream in the filter > chain, so they're already interned and I don't have to worry about > it. If an application wants to rely on "==" then "most of the time" just isn't good enough. The filter needs to know definitively. If the concern is only memory efficiency, then I tend to agree that there may well be more important things to worry about. But maybe not; so the filter can benefit from knowing if the data it gets is already interned. - Dave 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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