Binaries in R8

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Tue Jun 5 14:30:17 CEST 2001


So far we have speeded up binary matching somewhat.

If time permits we will speed up binary constructing too.

There might be other improvements as well.

/Bjorn

James Hague <> writes:

> Does anyone on the Erlang team know what's changing--if anything--in
> relation to binaries for R8?  Mostly I'm hoping to see some real support for
> little-endian matching, as the "/little" qualifier is fairly ambiguous
> and/or broken (i.e. what does it mean to say that a bitfield is little
> endian, if you can't specify that an entire word is little endian?).
> Several times now I've been wanting to write code to pick apart and create
> binary files, but if those files are little endian internally, then it is
> much more difficult.  Binaries are so beautiful otherwise!
> 
> James
> 

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