[jdom-interest] getText() returns null or ""
lbihanic at atos-group.com
Wed Oct 4 07:35:25 PDT 2000
On the performance side, a test against null is much faster than an equals()
Brett McLaughlin wrote:
> What's the deal with getText() returning null when it has no value?
> That's what the docs say, and I guess that one just slipped by me (I've
> been really busy lately ;-) ). In any case, that doesn't seem right -
> wouldn't it be better to return ""? Is there any functional difference
> between "" and null? It seems that returning null could cause
> NullPointerExceptions, while "" always insures you can compare Strings.
> Thoughts? I'd like to suggest changing to returning the empty String
> when there's no value.
> Brett McLaughlin, Enhydra Strategist
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