Sponsoring getting 5015163 "(str) String merge/join that is the inverse of String.split()" into JDK 7
mr at sun.com
Fri Oct 23 08:51:24 PDT 2009
> Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:10:35 +0200
> From: Rémi Forax <forax at univ-mlv.fr>
> Le 23/10/2009 03:53, Joe Darcy a écrit :
>> Following up on this, what is the exact revised proposal?
>> In java.lang.String:
>> public static String join(String separator, Iterable<?> objects);
>> public static String join(String separator, Object objects);
>> public static String join(String separator, Object first, Object... rest);
>> with analogous methods in StringBuffer and StringBuilder return that type,
>> respectively, instead of String?
> I don't know. In my opinion, the main problem with join specified using
> static methods is that split is not currently specified as a static
> method. Because join is the dual of split, one could find the usage of
> static methods weird.
I agree. The join methods should be instance methods, not static methods.
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