SAX2: Namespace proposal

Tim Bray tbray at
Mon Dec 20 16:46:28 GMT 1999

At 03:13 PM 12/20/99 -0000, Miles Sabin wrote:
>> That's probably why most parsers have their own intern 
>> routines rather than using java.lang.String.intern -- at 
>> least, I wrote a custom hashing and interning routine for 
>> AElfred that sped it up quite significantly over (a) using 
>> java.lang.String.intern() or (b) allocating a new string for 
>> every element name.
>Ditto, using a very nice data structure that John Cowan brought
>to my attention, see,

Heh-heh, Lark's is just an array that was binary-searched.  We don'
need no steeenkin' advanced data structures.  It is fast enough to
vanish in the static in the profiler output. -T.

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