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Re: [platform-ui-dev] Performance of URL in ImageDescriptor

Note that this has been fixed in Eclipse with Bug 507103: Reduce memory footprint of URLImageDescriptor .


From:        Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>
To:        "Eclipse Platform UI component developers list." <platform-ui-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        06.06.2018 07:38
Subject:        Re: [platform-ui-dev] Performance of URL in ImageDescriptor
Sent by:        platform-ui-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

This is not specific to Eclipse platform. It's a general Java anti-pattern to use URL class for adresses if you aren't sure you'll use it for a connection.
"Linters" like SpotBugs or SonarLint help by reminding this rule whenever there is a questionable usage of URL.

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Ned Twigg <
ned.twigg@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello platform-ui!  Apologies if this is an abuse of the mailing list, the archive search is down, and I wasn't able to find information on this anywhere else.

I have a distinct memory of an EclipseCon talk about avoiding either URL or URI, because it triggered network requests and was slow.  I can't find it, or any reference to it.  Does anyone else remember this, or have any hints for how to find it?


Ned Twigg
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Mickael Istria
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