Slowness of JDK 1.1.x String.intern() [was Re: SAX, Java, and Namespaces ]

David Brownell db at Eng.Sun.COM
Fri Feb 12 18:22:20 GMT 1999

james anderson wrote:
> (NB: I'm not a javist, so please forgive a silly question...)

Language is so mutable ... "javist" indeed!  ;-)

> What are the prospects of a form of intern which partitions the interned
> string cache?

I'd say pretty low, since this is so readily done in application
code.  In fact that's pretty much what Tim described:  just maintain
a cache mapping char arrays to the corresponding strings.  Each cache
would be one partition.

- Dave

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