[jdom-interest] a question about node type

Syloke Soong ssoong at protedyne.com
Wed Dec 6 10:48:15 PST 2006

instanceof is reflection and reflection is slow :).

Omg[osh], I've got instanceof operator all over the place. Though it
seems my IO operations that are slowing my apps down.

Before java came out with reflection, was instanceof operator in another
package? Was the "+" operator in a package?

Is a java operator part of a package - but I can't reconstruct an
operator like I could in C++.

How expensive could it be for instanceof to getClass? And then compare
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