[9] RFR 8170769: Provide a simple hexdump facility for binary data

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Thu Dec 8 07:22:12 UTC 2016

On 8/12/2016 2:32 AM, Vincent Ryan wrote:
> A hexdump facility has been available for many, many years via an unsupported class: sun.misc.HexDumpEncoder.
> Although that class was always unsupported, it was still accessible. That accessibility changes with Jigsaw so I’m proposing
> a very simple replacement in a new and supported class: java.util.HexDump.
> Thanks.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8170769
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vinnie/8170769/webrev.00/

googling for "hexdump java" reveals quite a few hits - including 

Does this sun.* class really meet the acceptance criteria for inclusion 
in java.util? That bar is intentionally set very high.

Just wondering ...


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