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Performance

Strings are a fundamental part of any modern programming language, every bit as important as numbers. So you'd think that Java programmers would go out of their way to have a solid understanding of them -- and sadly, that isn't always the case. I was going through the source code to Xerces (the XML parser included in Java) today, when I found a very surprising line: com.sun.org.apache.xerces....
on Jun 26, 2006