[erlang-questions] VM & BEAM Specs : idea for improving thelists support
Mon Aug 6 19:57:45 CEST 2007
This has been an interesting thread. Thanks! Question below...
On Monday, August 06, 2007 01:41 ok wrote:
> > The benefit is again in both performance and memory consumption.
> > Imagine that a program has consumes a large text document with
> > English,
> > Arabic and Russian characters. The current implementation will
> > consume 4
> > times more memory than an automatically-typed vector-based version. In
> > case the document contains only ASCII characters, the memory
> > consumption
> > will drop 8 times.
> Only if someone is daft enough to store the whole thing as a simple list
> of characters. There are much better ways, in the language and using
> implementation that we now have.
For newbies among us, are you referring to storing it as a binary, or
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