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From "Jukka Zitting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JCR-1604) NameImpl improvements
Date Thu, 15 May 2008 15:13:55 GMT
NameImpl improvements
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                 Key: JCR-1604
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-1604
             Project: Jackrabbit
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: jackrabbit-jcr-commons
            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
            Priority: Minor


I'd like to propose the following changes to NameImpl in jackrabbit-jcr-commons:

1) Don't intern the namespace string. Most often the namespace string is in any case coming
from a namespace registry, so there aren't that many copies of the same strings lying around.
Also, I don't think the performance impact on NameImpl.equals() is significant even if there
are multiple copies of the same namespace string.

2) Don't memorize the hash code. Since String already memorizes its hash code, the cost of
NameImpl.hashCode() is just a few bytecode instructions. I don't think the performance benefit
is worth the extra complexity and memory overhead.

3) Don't memoize the string representation. NameImpl.toString() method is typically only invoked
when debugging or when serializing name values. In both cases the CPU overhead of recreating
the string is insignificant and IMHO not worth the memory overhead .

I'll attach the patch.

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