Java's strings, UTF-8 etc

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Thu Mar 19 23:35:27 UTC 2020

Hi Brian, in case it is of interest, I did an exploration over a week or two, and wrote up that journey here:

See also of course:

And for reference, see also:

(I was hoping to one day do a proof of concept for byte array backed UTF-8 strings in Java, but have not returned to this little project - in any case, I do believe this would be a fundamental improvement to the core of Java.)

Best regards,

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