bstring.erl in the next release?

Jérôme Marant <>
Wed Sep 19 19:31:24 CEST 2001

Sean Hinde <> writes:

> I put together this driver sometime ago (finished off today) which does the
> str and chr functions quite efficiently. Warning: I am not a C programmer by
> trade. Please therefore treat with extreme caution. Please let me know if
> you find any gremlins..
> I'd also appreciate any comments anyone may have on how this looks or how it
> could be improved. It could certainly do with a reverse function and perhaps
> rstr, rchr if anyone felt the urge.

  Thanks. I'll give feedback.

> Of course if Ericsson made them into bifs that would be even better :)

  Better: implementing strings as binaries rather than lists.
  Everyone knows that managing strings with lists is the major cause of
  poor performances of some Erlang programs: one must not underestimate
  the number of programs processing strings.


Jérôme Marant <>

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