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RE: Java/Unicode brain damage
- From: Miles Sabin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 23:10:00 +0100
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote,
> It's worse. It's not just the String class. It's the char primitive
> data type which is much harder to change precisely because it's not
> a class.
For 'hard', read 'impossible'.
> In 20-20 hindsight, there probably never should have been a char
> type in the first place, and all APIs should have been designed to
> work with String and Character objects instead.
If Java is, or ever was, a specialized text processing language you
might have a point.
Miles Sabin InterX
Internet Systems Architect 27 Great West Road
+44 (0)20 8817 4030 Middx, TW8 9AS, UK