Benefit from computing String Hash at compile time?

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
Fri Dec 18 17:09:34 PST 2009


Am 18.12.2009 23:29, Paul Benedict schrieb:
> James,
> I concur with your thoughts. It's a risky decision to embed the hash
> code into the class file. I can't imagine any other JDK implementation
> would attempt this, but perhaps Sun can bet on some things that others
> cannot. Regardless, some prominent people disagreed, but I don't think
> it changes reality. Either the hash code should forever be made what
> it is -- and why couldn't that be done? -- or have an alternate
> implementation. I really like your idea of storing the Strings in the
> class file and computing their hash when the class loads.
> Paul

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