Could someone of developers review bug 43940 , and possibly apply
patches 1 and 2 to the trunk? Those paches will bring faster decimal
formatter, which is heavily used within FOP.
I also think that patches 3 and 4 should be transfered to bug 51150 ,
and bug 43940 marked as resolved. I will then put some effort in testing
and patches 3 and 4 against bug 51150, which addresses memory leaks when
FOP is used within JavaEE server like Tomcat.