Re: Java VM 1.6.0 Sorting Collections

On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:14:50 -0600, Jim Janney
<jjanney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted
someone who said :

The evil approach would be to use reflection to get the elementData
field in ArrayList, and call Arrays.sort directly on that.

You are still using Doubles rather than doubles, so you won't get the
full benefit of a true array.
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