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020package org.apache.directory.api.util;
021
022
023/**
024 * Various String constants are kept here.
025 *
026 * @author <a href="mailto:dev@directory.apache.org">Apache Directory Project</a>
027 */
028public final class StringConstants
029{
030    /**
031     * The empty String <code>""</code>.
032     *
033     * @since 2.0
034     */
035    public static final String EMPTY = "";
036    /**
037     * The empty byte[]
038     */
039    public static final byte[] EMPTY_BYTES = new byte[]
040        {};
041    /**
042     * The empty String[]
043     */
044    public static final String[] EMPTY_STRINGS = new String[]
045        {};
046    public static final int NOT_EQUAL = -1;
047
048
049    private StringConstants()
050    {
051    }
052}