large Class.forName() patch
abies at pg.gda.pl
Mon Feb 7 01:56:26 PST 2000
Godmar Back wrote:
> Thinking about it, maybe it would even be worth thinking about
> not implementing Strings as char arrays internally, but as utf8strings.
> This would save space for all ASCII strings, it would allows to directly
> use a literal's utf8 representation. Since strings are immutable, the
> internal char array is never directly exposed anyway.
It is done this way in gcj I think. But I do not suppose that it is a
good thing for java only implementation - main aim for Strings should be
efficiency. I think that String.charAt is method called often enough to
cause major performance drop in entire java app with such strings.
More information about the kaffe