[offtopic] RE: [jdom-interest] Text class

Matthew Mackenzie matt at xmlglobal.com
Sat May 26 20:23:36 PDT 2001

I think it might have just been a default decision for java.lang.*, it
makes sense to have a degree of finality among types that are considered
psuedo-primitive.  Too bad there wasn't a

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Tom Bradford 
	Sent: Sat 5/26/2001 6:49 PM 
	To: Matthew Mackenzie 
	Cc: jdom-interest at jdom.org 
	Subject: Re: [offtopic] RE: [jdom-interest] Text class

	Matthew Mackenzie wrote:
	> Forgive me if this is terribly naive, but does any one know
	> java.lang.String* are final?
	In the case of String, it's because in order to safely say that
	value is immutable, you can't have access to the underlying
	array.  It would be bad.  With StringBuffer, I have no idea.
	Tom Bradford --- The dbXML Project --- http://www.dbxml.org/
	We store your XML data a hell of a lot better than /dev/null

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