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Re: Constructing java.lang.String in constant pool

From: Patrick Doyle
Subject: Re: Constructing java.lang.String in constant pool
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 10:44:17 -0400 (EDT)

On 28 Jun 2001, Brian Jones wrote:

> Patrick Doyle <address@hidden> writes:
> > The closest thing to sanity I can think of is to convert the UTF8-encoded
> > characters into a char array and then use the String(char[], length)
> > constructor.  AFAIK I would have to implement the conversion myself.
> > 
> > Does this seem like the right approach?
> I don't know if this matters, but your approach seems to ignore locale
> encoding.

Yes, I had considered that briefly, but the JVM spec doesn't mention
locale encoding in its description of the constant pool.  A
CONSTANT_String entry points to a CONSTANT_Utf8 entry, and the conversion
of that to Unicode is described in the spec, section 4.4.7:

That appears to be all there is to the story.  Am I missing something?

Thanks for your help.

Patrick Doyle

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