bstring.erl in the next release?

Sean Hinde <>
Wed Sep 19 19:50:33 CEST 2001


> 
>   Thanks. I'll give feedback.
> 

I wait with trepidation :)

>   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

This one has been around for years.. Maybe one day Ericsson will see fit to
make the default representation of a string something more like a binary.

Robert Virding's site has some interesting insight into this problem:

http://www.bluetail.com/~rv/Erlang-spec/Proposals/strings.shtml

Rgds,
Sean



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