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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