[jdom-interest] Text class (Question)

ecky ecky at free.fr
Mon May 28 07:01:32 PDT 2001

> The implementation uses String because that's the quick and dirty 
> solution, but it's all private so if we want to change it later for 
> either performance or conformance we can.
No problem with that.

> The reason for this class is also not simply to avoid using String. 
> It's to make the navigation much cleaner by providing methods like 
> getParent() and insuring that the same object does not occupy 
> multiple places in the node structure.

> The API uses String because programmers will want to use it that way. 
> String is simple and straightforward and familiar for many use cases.
They may still do so if the actually used string class is hidden behind
an interface or abstract class, no?


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