Name: ab88733 Date: 11/01/99
This feature will encapsulate fast and scalable I/O primitives,
regular expressions, simplified parsing and formatting, a public
API for character converters, and an improvd file system
The problem it solves is performance as compared to the current
java.io package, as well as an improved design that will fix
current architectural problems. A mature IO package is
essential for server-side and intense applications. It's
thought to be crucial to improving the peformance of Java.
The only other solution is to not perform this work and to let
the current java.io package stand.