In order to allow for mostly garbage-free behavior, standard Java string concatenation using the “+” operator is not ideal. Pronghorn has its own Appendables class that allows for garbage-free, single pass creation of text.

The API follows a fluent pattern where every method returns the same Appendable which was passed in. It is located in PronghornPipes.


Append Array

Append an array to a StringBuilder

byte[] a = new byte[1000];
Random r = new Random(101);
StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
Appendables.appendArray(str, a);

Append Value

Append value(s) to an existing StringBuilder

StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
Appendables.appendValue(str, "Label: ", 5, " -Suffix");

Append Fixed Decimal Digits

Append fixed decimals to a StringBuilder

StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
Appendables.appendFixedDecimalDigits(str, -42,10 );

Append Base64-encoded String

Creates a Base64-encoded String and appends it

String value = "Man is distinguished, not only by his reason, but by this singular passion from "
+"other animals, which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight "
+"in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short "
+"vehemence of any carnal pleasure.";
byte[] b = value.getBytes();
StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
Appendables.appendBase64(str, b, 0, b.length, Integer.MAX_VALUE);

Append Base64-decoded String

Decodes a Base64 string and writes it to target

String value = "TWFuIGlzIGRpc3Rpbmd1aXNoZWQsIG5vdCBvbmx5IGJ5IGhpcyByZWFzb24sIGJ1dCBieSB0aGlz"
byte[] encBytes = value.getBytes();
byte[] target = new byte[value.length()];
Appendables.decodeBase64(encBytes, 0, encBytes.length, Integer.MAX_VALUE, target, 0, Integer.MAX_VALUE);

Append Epoch Time

Append an epoch time to a string

StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
Appendables.appendEpochTime(str, 10000); //10 seconds

Append Hex Value

Convert an integer to its hex value and append that to the StringBuilder

StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
int value = 400;
Appendables.appendHexDigits(str, value);

Append Hex Fixed Value

Convert an integer to its fixed hex value and append that to the StringBuilder

StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
int value = 400;
int bits = 8;
Appendables.appendFixedHexDigits(str, value, bits);

Append Hex Array

Add hex array to the StringBuilder

int[] a = new int[1000];
Random rand = new Random(101);
byte [] b = new byte[1000];
for(int i = 0;i<a.length;i++){
a[i] = rand.nextInt(0x10) + 0x10; // Generates a random number between 0x10 and 0x20
StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder();
Appendables.appendHexArray(str, 'L', a, 0, 0xFF, 'R', a.length);