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Why initial size of String Buffer is 16

 
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Does any body have any concrete idea on why the String Buffer's initial size is of 16 characters and why not 0 characters.

This would internally create a char array of initial size of 16. What is the idea behind "16"
 
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Check Rob's guessing here.
 
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Thanks for your time Christophe
 
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