From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Nov 13 2004 - 11:13:45 CST
Theodore H. Smith scripsit:
> I'm just curious about the \0 thing. What problems would having a \0 in
> UTF-8 present, that are not presented by having \0 in ASCII? I can't
> see any advantage there.
AFAICT it was a hack so that arbitrary Java strings could be encoded
as C strings; that is, with no 0x00 bytes in them, even when the
string contained a U+0000. This is the format used in Java class
files for string constants as well.
The important thing is to note that the readUTF and writeUTF methods are
*binary* I/O; they are the standard way of serializing strings,
just as the standard way of serializing ints is to write them out
as a 4-byte big-endian sequence.
They simply have nothing to do with character encoding at all.
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