Review/comment needed for the new public java.util.Base64 class

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Oct 12 10:56:29 UTC 2012

On 11/10/2012 19:30, Ariel Weisberg wrote:
> :
> I know that ByteBuffers are pain, but I did notice that you can't
> specify a source/dest pair when using ByteBuffers and that ByteBuffers
> without arrays have to be copied. I don't see a simple safe way to
> normalize access to them the way you can if everything is a byte array.
I agree, encode/decode methods where the destination is a given 
ByteBuffer would be desirable (and probably more useful than returning a 
new ByteBuffer each time). Byte arrays are so commonly used that it 
probably justifying having both variants as proposed.


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