Sponsoring getting 5015163 "(str) String merge/join that is the inverse of String.split()" into JDK 7

David Holmes David.Holmes at Sun.COM
Mon Oct 26 16:29:32 UTC 2009

Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>> Joe, would you be prepared to sponsor a Strings class, and see join on
>> there instead of String?
> No.


It was necessary to introduce Arrays and Collections for utility methods 
because there was no place else to locate the static methods. But for String 
these should simply be static String methods.

But that also means I'd prefer to see additional static methods in Object, 
rather than the added Objects class.

Personally I think a java.util.Utilities class containing nested static 
classes for Objects, Arrays, Collections, Strings, Maps etc, might have been 
a better way to organize such things. But it's probably too late now as the 
duplication would be very ugly.


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