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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [lang] FastStringBuffer?
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2003 03:31:35 GMT

Sounds like a good idea to me. Worth knocking the code out, performing
some benchmarks and submitting. If you're offering to create such a thing

As far as I know, it's not been discussed before.


On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Chris Feldhacker wrote:

> Maybe I'm missing something, or maybe this has been discussed before, but...
> Is there a replacement for StringBuffer someplace, perhaps a
> "FastStringBuffer" class?
> I only ask because StringBuffers are used everywhere, even internally by the
> JVM.  However, all of the methods on the StringBuffer class are
> synchronized.  In my experience (and in looking through most of the lang
> code), 99% of the time StringBuffer is only used as a method variable to
> compose a message String; therefore, it is not possible for multiple threads
> to access the same StringBuffer.  So, why not eliminate the synchronized
> method calls and increase performance?
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