[gclist] Garbage collection and XML

Bryan O'Sullivan bos@serpentine.com
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 17:07:57 -0800 (PST)

r> What I *wanted* was a UniqueString class, with a less space-hungry
r> representation than Java's String class.

Since java.lang.String can't be subclassed and Java's notion of type
equivalence is based on name, not structure, I fear that a
UniqueString would be something of an annoyance to use in practice.

If only Cardelli and company had glommed C-like syntax over Modula-3's
semantics, we might inhabit a slightly happier world.