What methods should go into a java.util.Objects class in JDK 7?

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Thu Sep 10 13:12:10 UTC 2009

2009/9/10 Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de>:
> Am 10.09.2009 01:54, Stephen Colebourne schrieb:
>> There is also a case for methods to convert arrays of wrappers to
>> arrays of primitives.
> +1
> - I guess, you mean also vice versa
> - Maybe would become superfluous, if HotSpot internally would compile to
> primitive arrays. (just a raw thought)

Except that what's being proposed here results in a spec. change and
will be available regardless of VM.  We shouldn't go on relying on
features of certain VMs.
There are other VMs than HotSpot you know! :)

> 19) re-usability of java.nio.Buffer (saves multiple instantiation):
> - X-Buffer#clear(x[] buf); clears all pointers
> - X-Buffer#reset(x[] buf); only resets pos to mark (maybe limit to array
> size), allows to process different data in same/similar/synchronous manner.
> -Ulf

Andrew :-)

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