Ropes: Theory and practice

Why and when to use Ropes for Java for string manipulations

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Amin Ahmad

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: February 12, 2008

Systems that manipulate large quantities of string data are poorly served by the Java™ language's default String and StringBuilder classes. A rope data structure can be a better alternative. This article introduces Ropes for Java, a rope implementation for the Java platform; explores performance issues; and provides pointers for effective use of the library.

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