Unsafe: efficiently comparing two byte arrays

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Mar 13 12:19:36 UTC 2014

On 03/13/2014 11:57 AM, Paul Sandoz wrote:
> Now i am in two minds to whether to add ByteBuffer.compareUnsigned or add Arrays.compareUnsigned.
> An explosion of methods on Arrays for all types (plus to/from versions) would be annoying.

Surely it's a no brainer?  All we have to do is add the intrinsics for
ByteBuffers, then we get fast ByteBuffers and fast array comparisons too.
I don't see the problem.


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