In the kXML source code I see a lot of strings are being created. Is that a good idea? I am thinking about creating my own XML parser that uses char array instead. I plan to use a char array which would be reused instead of creating a new string everytime. Also, I looked at API for Jsr172 even it uses strings instead of char arrays.
Personally, I believe that strings are a J2ME applications worst enemy. Thus, I am considering on writing a parser that reused data rather than create the many strings like kXML, and I assume Jsr172 API does too.
So, my question is this, is it worth writing my own XML parser since there is jsr172? Regardless, would it be an excellent example to so as demo code to employers; I would like to move out to CA because there are lots of J2ME jobs there?