RFR  8151384: Examine sun.misc.ASCIICaseInsensitiveComparator
claes.redestad at oracle.com
Wed Mar 9 13:03:19 UTC 2016
On 2016-03-09 13:17, Peter Levart wrote:
>> When digging through old history to try to find out why
>> was ever using ASCIICaseInsensitiveComparator, it was not clear that
>> performance was the motivation.
> I guess looking-up a manifest attribute is not a performance critical
> operation, you are right.
Could this be an old startup optimization, since first call to
String.toLowerCase/toUpperCase will initialize and pull in
java.util.Locale and friends? If so it's probably not effective any more.
Coincidentally - due to a recent regression - we're currently spending
quite a bit of time parsing manifests of all jar files on the classpath,
making ASCIICaseInsensitiveComparator show up prominently in some
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