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From Ugo Cei <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: cocoon-2.1/src/blocks/scratchpad/java/org/apache/cocoon/ant
Date Sat, 17 Apr 2004 15:13:53 GMT
Il giorno 17/apr/04, alle 15:31, Antonio Gallardo ha scritto:

> I think it is a good programming practice plus:
> It saves resources.

No, it does not.

``String literals-or, more generally, strings that are the values of  
constant expressions (ยง15.28)-are "interned" so as to share unique  
instances, using the method String.intern.''


This means, unless I'm seriously mistaken, that you can always use ""  
instead of StringUtils.EMPTY without using a single bit of memory more.  
And there's no GC involved.

It's just obfuscation without any efficiecy gain.

> Did you really think it is better to make a:
> Boolean b = new Boolean(true) instead of
> Boolean b = Boolean.TRUE

Never said that.

> Both expresion got the same result, but the first innecesary create
> another Object on the memory. That later the garbage collector need to
> free. This is my POV. The same happen with
> StringUtils.EMPTY vs. ""

I'm afraid you are wrong about this, dear friend.

> I really believe in the code reutilization. Jakarta commons lang is  
> part
> of the core of Cocoon. Why we need to wrote the same code over and  
> over?

There is NO code to write or reuse in this case. A simple "" is enough.


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