do not materialize strings in the server

                 Key: ZOOKEEPER-324
             Project: Zookeeper
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: server
            Reporter: Benjamin Reed

We convert paths and authentication information to strings rather than byte[] 
even though we could work just as well with byte[] for our needs since we don't 
really interpret the strings. we are just doing basic pattern matching. the 
only really string manipulations we do with paths is to look for '/', but we 
could easily to that with byte[] since we use utf8 encoding for the strings. by 
not materializing the strings we save time doing the serializations and also 
space since most (almost all) of our strings are ASCII and thus just one byte.

we could probably get by without even changing the jute spec if we make the 
generated classes check for a flag to see whether strings should be treated as 
byte[] or String.

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