On Jul 18, 2007, at 14:28, Peter B. West wrote:
alt-design always cached _all_ the Integer instances it needed.
startling new idea.
FWIW, I did not presume my idea to be startling or new. Just was a
bit bugged by the number of places in the current trunk where
Integers are used, solely for the purpose of being able to store ints
in a Map...
Personally, I would not even cache Integer instances, but deal only
with the primitives unless there was a really /compelling/ reason not
to do so, not merely because 'It's cool to use Objects'. Following
that latter motto, I'd as soon compile a new object type that is
dedicated to storing primitive int-to-int mappings and avoid the
construction of Integers altogether.
Oh well, in the end more a question of personal taste, I guess.