Re: Value types - compatibility with existing “value objects”

Richard Warburton richard.warburton at
Thu Jan 8 16:33:41 UTC 2015


I think its also worth noting that your request to make String faster by
removing the pointer indirection on its char array is a problem which is
ideally suited to the Object Layout proposal (
This proposal doesn't add value types to the JVM, but simply gives more
control over the member layout of existing Objects and is thus
significantly narrower in scope. It consequently doesn't have the migration
compatibility issues outlined on this list. Object Layout and value types
aren't mutually exclusive.


  Richard Warburton
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