Skip to main content

Switch to StandardCharsets fields instead of strings


ImportanceReview GuidanceRequires Scanning Tool
LOWMerge After ReviewNo

This change removes character set lookups with hardcoded strings like "UTF-8" in favor of referencing the StandardCharsets constants, which were introduced in Java 7.

This is faster, more predictable, and will remove the need for handling the UnsupportedEncodingException, which makes code easier to reason about. It will also remove IDE and compiler warnings.

Our changes look something like this:

  String s = getPropertyValue();
- byte[] b = s.getBytes("UTF-8");
+ byte[] b = s.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8);

Note: Further changes to exception handling may be needed.