Objects.toString [Re: What methods should go into a java.util.Objects class in JDK 7?]

Paul Benedict pbenedict at apache.org
Thu Oct 8 18:11:01 UTC 2009


> I'm preparing the first round of java.util.Objects with the
> single-argument static toString method return "null" for null for final
> review.

Why would you choose to return "null" for any null object? Everyone
who has opined did disagree with replicating String.valueOf()
behavior. I don't see how this behavior is appropriate for all
objects: no data in should be no data (or at least empty data) going


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