Java needs an immutable byte array wrapper

Roman Kennke roman at
Sat Nov 12 17:04:37 UTC 2016

Am Samstag, den 12.11.2016, 11:45 -0500 schrieb Keith Turner:
> While trying to design an API for Fluo, its become clear to me that
> Java could really benefit from an immutable byte array wrapper.
> Something like java.lang.String except for byte arrays instead of
> char
> arrays.  It would be nice if this new type interoperated well with
> byte[], String, ByteBuffer, InputStream, OutputStream etc.
> I wrote the following blog post about my experiences with this issue
> while designing an API for Fluo.
> Is there any reason something like this should not be added to Java?

You mean something like NIO ByteBuffers and related APIs?


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