Inefficient code of String.indexOf(String)

Anubhav Chaturvedi mailforanubhav at
Sun Jun 16 10:51:51 UTC 2013


I have recently started to explore the source code and am new to the open
source community. I observed that in String.class within java.lang , the
indexOf method, line 1715, uses the bruteforce approach when it comes to
string matching. This method is used by the contains(CharSequence) method.
There are a number of algorithms that can perform the task more efficiently.

I would like to bring the required changes and needed your advice on this.

*Anubhav Chaturvedi*

*Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani*
KK Birla Goa Campus

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