Documentation in need of confidence booster
July 5, 2009 Leave a comment
Some people attach a lot of weight to what the Oracle documentation says.
Rightly so, most of the time. It is a hugely significant resource.
But there are some documentation bugs / errors.
I was answering a character set posting on the OTN forums and when providing some links to the doco, I noticed the quote below in the official documentation:
I think these secions that describe encoding are out of date. For example, do Java and Microsoft Windows still use UCS-2? Or do they use UTF-16? I think UNIX uses UTF-32. So I am confused about what is the most current information for these sections.
How reassuring 😉