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From ctubbsii <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] incubator-fluo-website pull request #41: Blog post about immutable bytes
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:28:54 GMT
Github user ctubbsii commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/incubator-fluo-website/pull/41#discussion_r87272823
  
    --- Diff: _posts/blog/2016-11-09-immutable-bytes.md ---
    @@ -0,0 +1,180 @@
    +---
    +title: "Java needs an immutable byte string"
    +date: 2016-11-09 11:43:00 +0000
    +author: Keith Turner
    +---
    +
    +## Byte Sequences in Java
    +
    +Working with byte arrays in Java can be painful.  To work around this Fluo created [Bytes]
and
    +[BytesBuilder].  Bytes is an immutable wrapper around a byte array.  Bytes has good implementations
    +of `hashCode()`, `equals()`, and `compareTo()`.  These functions and its immutability
make it
    +suitable to use as a map key.  If you have ever tried to use a byte array as a map key
in Java you
    +quickly realize that you need to write a wrapper class.
    +
    +Fluo should not have to create these classes. Java really should offer something out
the box as part
    --- End diff --
    
    out *of* the box


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