String interning (WAS: SAX2/Java: Towards a final form)
Bill la Forge
b.laforge at jxml.com
Mon Jan 17 23:17:33 GMT 2000
> > I'd go further; based on having written a parser, it seems to
> > > me that the only sane tactic is for the parser to use
> > > java.intern(), but only once for each unique name, with some
> > > sort of internal char or equivalent table. If this is
> > > true, it's an even stronger argument for just saying "element > types and
> > attribute names coming out of the parser are intern
> > > ()ed, period".
I suspect the java intern doesn't use weak references. And if
it doesn't, this is a great way to kill server-side XML processing!
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