Erlang Efficiency quesitons

Mickael Remond <>
Thu Mar 15 10:36:21 CET 2001

Klacke () wrote:
> This was one of the original goals of the bitsyntax as well, i.e. 
> to be able to with ease use Binaries as an efficent replacement
> for strings. I even once wrote a bstring.erl which was a module
> with an equivalent interface as string.erl

Did you make some performance comparisons ?
Would you mind releasing this module ?

> String handling has been (and still is) one of the really
> weak points of Erlang. At least from a performance point
> of view, strings as lists (as we have it today) are slow, but
> very flexible and nice. Right !!. Probably we want both.

Yes. We want probably both.
These days with the rise of XML, efficient string support will become
much more critical.

Mickaël Rémond

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