Re: New UTF-8 decoder stress test file

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Sep 27 1999 - 10:56:20 EDT

Glen Perkins scripsit:
> That's true, but only for the .class file's internal data encoding scheme.
> The internal encoding of a .class file doesn't matter to Java developers
> unless they want to build an app that directly parses the class file, such
> as a decompiler. Just think of it as a proprietary file format.
> Java developers who use Java's standard APIs for UTF-8 in their own (and
> others') apps get the standard UTF-8.

Except in the misnamed readUTF and writeUTF methods, which use classfile
format, and are meant for saving String objects to and from binary files,
not for general UTF-8 encoding.

John Cowan                         
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