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From "Robert Greig" <robert.j.gr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Use of AMQShortString in client side code
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2007 09:57:33 GMT
> >> I believe what would be optimal is to use the CharSequence interface
> >> everywhere. This way String values passed to us by an application could
> >> be directly passed all the way down the stack and encoded directly onto
> >> the wire without an additional copy, and incoming data could be
> >> efficiently decoded into a private impl of CharSequence that could be
> >> converted to a String on demand.

It already implements CharSequence but in the client implementation I
don't see why using that interface is particularly useful.

Anyway there are sound performance reasons even in the client for
using AMQShortString to wrap an underlying buffer slice since it means
we don't have to decode things up front.

Consider a client reading a message a message which has say 10 string
message properties (JMS properties). These are encoded in a field
table in AMQP. The client app may or may not use these properties - in
my experience you generally don't need all of them particularly if the
message is generic. By using the short string you can lazily decode
only when the client app asks for a property value.


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