SAX2/Java: Towards a final form

Stefan Haustein haustein at
Mon Jan 10 18:13:12 GMT 2000

> >I think interning all names would slow down parsing too much (?).
> In my experience, it will speed it up! -Tim

If you program the parser good enough to avoid reallocations
of the string object completely, maybe. But you would probably need to
build your own hashtable where you can feed in parts of your parsing

Also, wrappers will definitely slow down. 

Thus, I would prefer required interning for namespaces only. 
Namespaces are usually long enough to make interning pay off, and
the null comparison that does not exist for other names
would be solved. 

Best regards,


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