[Mono-list] CharEnumerator and String

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Mon, 4 Mar 2002 19:41:49 +0100

On 03/03/02 Duco Fijma wrote:
> I just completed a few test cases for the System.CharEnumerator class.
> The many failures these test cases generate are caused not so much by
> the CharEnumerator class itself, but by the current state of the
> System.String class. This made me wonder what the plans are with the
> String class. Is anybody planning to give this class the attention it
> needs? I remember a message of Paolo some time ago even talking about
> completely replacing the class. Does this mean that any effort put into
> fixing the current code is useless?

Fixing it is not useless, since:
a) we don't have another implemenattion anyway
b) the current code could be used as a basis for (some) of the
replacement code.

So, I suggest to keep fixing the existing class until someone finds
the time for the new implementation. Also, adding tests for the
bugs fixes ensures that they won't come up again in the new


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