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- From: Sean Mc Grath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 13:42:44 GMT
>We're returning one of a bounded, known set of values. I'd prefer to
>use an int for this type of thing, along with a set of constants.
> public abstract String getType (int index);
> public static final int CDATA = 0;
> public static final int NMTOKEN = 1;
> // etc.
>The only advantage a String has over this is that you can meaningfully
>present it to the user as it is. A disadvantage of String is that it is
>computationally expensive to compare for equality (or equivalently, and
>worse, to switch() on it).
If ints are going to be used, lets use values that can
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