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From sebb <>
Subject [LANG] unnecessary boxing in StringEscapeUtils etc.
Date Wed, 18 May 2011 13:53:57 GMT
I'm not happy with the boxing that is often needed to create a Range
of int or long, e.g. in StringEscapeUtils.

Seems to me that the UnicodeEscaper and NumericEntityEscaper classes
should require ints rather than a Range, as this would cut down on the
boxing and unboxing that is currently needed, as well as the extra
code needed to provide comparisons etc.

Or, there could be a specialised IntRange class using int to provide
the functionality.

These changes are new to 3.0, so could be fixed now without backward
compat. problems.

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