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20  package org.apache.directory.api.util;
21  
22  
23  /**
24   * Various String constants are kept here.
25   *
26   * @author <a href="mailto:dev@directory.apache.org">Apache Directory Project</a>
27   */
28  public interface StringConstants
29  {
30      /**
31       * The empty String <code>""</code>.
32       *
33       * @since 2.0
34       */
35      String EMPTY = "";
36      /**
37       * The empty byte[]
38       */
39      byte[] EMPTY_BYTES = new byte[]
40          {};
41      /**
42       * The empty String[]
43       */
44      String[] EMPTY_STRINGS = new String[]
45          {};
46      int NOT_EQUAL = -1;
47  }