Re: Opinions on this Java URL?

From: Elliotte Harold (
Date: Sat Nov 13 2004 - 08:12:10 CST

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    A. Vine wrote:
    > FYI, we are well aware of this shortcoming (modified UTF-8), and with
    > each release try to mitigate it even further. The problem is that it is
    > so deep in the code (note that it is since Java 1.0) that it is not easy
    > to eliminate without breaking a lot of existing stuff, something that
    > the Java team strive to avoid.

    This would have been a non-issue if only the relevant methods had been
    called readString and writeString instead of readUTF and writeUTF, and
    the documents had simply not mentioned UTF-8 at all. Is there any chance
      such methods could be added and readUTF and writeUTF deprecated?

    Elliotte Rusty Harold
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