String.ltrim() and rtrim() methods RFE
nradov at axolotl.com
Wed Nov 14 02:21:37 UTC 2007
I would like to reopen discussion of Bug ID: 4074696 <
http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=4074696> for possible inclusion in
jdk7. It seems to me that RFE was prematurely closed without proper
consideration. Many developers have needed to left or right trim a String
and I'm sure that same code has been rewritten thousands of times in
applications. It would really help to have them in the standard library,
and the impact on compiled file size would be minimal. The evaluation
reason giving for closing the bug was "You can write this yourself and get
reasonable performance with a modern VM." Well, of course we can get
reasonable performance, but that isn't really the point. The reason for
adding those methods to the standard library is to reduce the amount of
redundant, low-level code that application developers have to write.
Having to write those methods ourselves in applications also forces the
creation of "StringUtilities" classes with a variety of static methods,
which somewhat defeats the purpose of OO design.
If we can get this reopened I would be happy to take care of making the
actual code changes. I just requested the Developer role on the jdk
project so hopefully that will be approved soon.
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