[armedbear-devel] need to customize print-object for a java class

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Thu Jan 28 09:56:58 UTC 2010

On 1/15/10 8:46 AM, Mark Evenson wrote:
> On 1/14/10 3:33 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
>> The Jena toolkit has antisocially defined the toString method of an
>> important object to be computationally expensive - it triggers a
>> description logical classification process in some cases, something
>> which can blow out memory or take a very very long time.
> […]
> Ouch!  I had hoped that the the toString() "contract" in Java entailed a
> non-computationally expensive result, and that this was widely adopted.
> Then a HEADS UP is in order:  I committed (~20100112) to SLIME HEAD a
> patch that invokes the "toString()" method on all JAVA-OBJECTs as a
> convenience.


I have (finally) committed the necessary changes to SLIME HEAD 
(20100128) to make the inspection of toString() results a user 
interactive action.

"A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."

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