JDK 9 RFR of 8039474: sun.misc.CharacterDecoder.decodeBuffer should use getBytes(iso8859-1)

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at oracle.com
Thu Apr 10 17:40:56 UTC 2014

On Apr 10 2014, at 03:21 , Chris Hegarty <chris.hegarty at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 10 Apr 2014, at 11:03, Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at CoSoCo.de> wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> Am 10.04.2014 11:04, schrieb Chris Hegarty:
>>> Trivially, you could ( but of not have to ) use java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets.ISO_8859_1 to avoid the cost of String to CharSet lookup.
>> In earlier tests Sherman and I have found out, that the cost of initialization of a new charsets object is higher than the lookup of an existing object in the cache.
>> And it's even better to use the same String instance for the lookup which was used to cache the charset.
> Interesting… thanks for let me know.  Presumably, there is an assumption is StandardCharsets is not initialized elsewhere, by another dependency. 

Generally it's safe to assume that StandardCharsets will already be initialized. If it isn't initialized we should consider it an amortized cost.


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