Request for Review : CR#6924259: Remove String.count/String.offset

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at
Tue May 29 18:55:12 UTC 2012

I have posted a new webrev to:


>> Removing String(int offset, int count, char value[]) will create trouble,
>> I've seen several libraries that use it by reflection to avoid to create
>> a copy of the array. I think this method should not disappear
>> but use Arrays.copyOfRange if the offset is not 0.
>> This method should be marked deprecated, and removed in Java 9.
> Restored but deprecated.

On further discussion I would like to deprecate this method in the Java 7 implementation and remove this method for Java 8. It is not part of the public API and developers have at least a year to remove it from their applications. Having it be absent from Java 8 pre-release builds will also hopefully provide them a non-ignorable heads-up to replace their usage with the public (char[], int, int) variant.


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