[geos-devel] [] vs at()

Martin Davis mbdavis at VividSolutions.com
Wed Oct 23 11:55:30 EDT 2002

> Everyone, could we have some kind of decision on whether at() is a 
> requirement? Norman noted that there is a bounds-check in 
> at() which is 
> not there in []. Is this check required by the code, or not? 

My take on this is that using [] should be fine, in spite of the lack of bounds checking.  Since we're working from 
pretty well debugged Java code, we're pretty safe in assuming that the algorithms do not go zinging off the end of arrays.
(If they did, the Java code would report bounds exceptions - but it never does).

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