String interning /servers

Tyler Baker tyler at
Wed Jan 19 02:21:50 GMT 2000

james anderson wrote:

> Perhaps this is yet another argument for a less primitive intern-basis
> than that of String.intern().
> a. One could well intern QNames rather than Strings, with the
> concomitant ability to specify the strength of the reference. This
> entails the "bothersome" static bindings, but i'm actually fond of them.
> b. One could well structure the intern-map to reflect the namespace
> partitions and flush qname-packages on an lru basis.
> In all, the server life-span shouldn't stop one from interning.

For applications that use XML Namespaces, this would make dealing with Namespaces much
more efficient as well as a lot more straightforward if what you are saying is to create a
specialized QName object (or interface).


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