Erlang does have problems

Bob Ippolito <>
Wed Aug 30 19:07:50 CEST 2006


On 8/30/06, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
>
> On Aug 30, 2006, at 4:25 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>
> > How is it less of a problem with lists? There still isn't any support
> > for text encodings in what ships with Erlang (that I've been able to
> > find, anyway).
>
> I (naively?) assumed that it's easier to process text encodings using
> lists than binaries. It should be the same, now that I think about
> it, just using much less space with binaries and maybe even faster.

You could reasonably work with (lists of?) UTF-8 binaries as the
in-memory representation. With that representation, you often won't
have to convert things again for the wire.

-bob



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