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

Roger Riggs Roger.Riggs at Oracle.com
Sat Dec 10 18:30:57 UTC 2016

Hi Vinnie,

I think this doesn't belong in the java.base module;  it doesn't add 
enough value for a average developer
and it is not essential to the core.  I don't have another module 
suggestion but would suggest
looking elsewhere.

$.02, Roger

On 12/9/2016 8:02 PM, Vincent Ryan wrote:
> Thanks to those who provided review comments.
> I have incorporated most of them and updated the webrev:
>      http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~vinnie/8170769/webrev.01/
> The main changes are to tighten up the javadoc spec and to add three additional methods
> to support byte array ranges. The total number of public methods is now 7.
> I have not added support for InputStream or ByteBuffer. I think what we have in place is
> sufficient for now and HexDump can be enhanced later if there is demand.
> The other issue is related to streams implementation and I’d like to defer that until later.
> I think the API is in good shape now but please let me know if there are any must-fix API issues.
> Otherwise I will consider the API finalised and move this forward.
> Thanks.

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