Strings (was: Re: are Mnesia tables immutable?)
Ulf Wiger (AL/EAB)
Wed Jun 28 13:34:16 CEST 2006
ke han wrote:
> I don't care about the internal representation of string so
> long as its (a) _significantly_ more memory efficient than
> one word per character in a list and (b) allows me to pass
> these non-mutable strings between processes without a mem
> copy each time.
If you want to see something memory-inefficient, try compiling
Erlang for 64-bit. Each character in a string will still be
two heap words, but each word will now be 64 bits instead of 32.
/Ulf W (:
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