StringBuilder version of java.util.regex.Matcher.append*
xueming.shen at oracle.com
Wed Mar 19 18:09:38 UTC 2014
Similar suggestion has been on the to-do list for a while. There were discussion back
then that it might be interesting to add the more general interface Appendable...
The issue was how to deal with the IOE declared by the Appendable methods then.
If the appendable is not going to happen, then it is definitely worth adding the StringBuilder
for better performance.
On 03/19/2014 10:51 AM, Jeremy Manson wrote:
> I'm told that the diff didn't make it. I've put it in a Google drive
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 10:41 AM, Jeremy Manson<jeremymanson at google.com>wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> We've had this internally for a while, and I keep meaning to bring it up
>> here. The Matcher class has a few public methods that take StringBuffers,
>> and we've found it useful to add similar versions that take StringBuilders.
>> It has two benefits:
>> - Users don't have to convert from one to the other when they want to use
>> the method in question. The symmetry is nice.
>> - The StringBuilder variants are faster (if lock optimizations don't kick
>> in, which happens in the interpreter and the client compiler). For
>> interpreted / client-compiled code, we saw something like a 25% speedup on
>> String.replaceAll(), which calls into this code.
>> Any interest? Diff attached.
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