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RE: Java/Unicode brain damage

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.



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