Andreas L Delmelle a écrit :
> On Jan 15, 2007, at 22:20, Andreas L Delmelle wrote:
> 
>> <snip />
> 
>> Not really sure what would be most efficient:
>> - a void method appending to a parameter StringBuffer
>> - a method returning a copy of the char[] from index to index...
>>
>> Seen that every String ultimately has a backing char[](*) anyway, I'd
>> say that we can safely return the copy, and remove the overhead of
>>
>> StringBuffer.append(new String(char[])).toString().toCharArray()
> 
> Looked a bit deeper, and there is apparently a good reason to use a
> StringBuffer: the char[] from one FOText might need to be appended to
> that of a previous one (see TextLM.findHyphenationPoints()).
> 
> I guess it would be a bad idea to replace this with arrays, since
> they're not so straightforward to concatenate (requires copying into a
> new array).
> 
> Too bad we're still targeting 1.3, else we might consider switching to a
> java.nio.CharBuffer...

Hadn't we agreed upon raising the minimum Java version to 1.4? Or at
least make a poll on fop-user to see if that would create any problem.
If that'd depend only on me, we would already be using all the Java 1.5
nice features ;-)

Vincent

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