Proposal: Large arrays

rssh at rssh at
Tue Mar 24 15:06:04 PDT 2009

> Arrays are extremely ugly. They don't follow java's usual semantics at
> all; they have a read-only field, which java normally doesn't have. I

Just note:  low-level mechanisms are always 'ugly' from high=level
 point of view.
  And you can't live without low-level mechanisms at all, because method
calls and checks for auto extending have cost.  For example, I one time
implemented term representation as plain arrays and as array-list in 
implementation of term rewriting system: hight-level constructs was near
60% slowly.
  I. e. role of arrays in java is not for end-user application programmer
(for near 90 % of code collections is better) but for building of high-level
library constructions.

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