[erlang-questions] interesting I/O bottleneck

Bengt Kleberg <>
Fri Jun 4 12:11:50 CEST 2010


Would it be possible to have faster code for iolists and still be
backwards compatible?

I am thinking along the lines of a function with a try/catch that
assumes an iolist. If it fails the old, slower, code is tried too.
Without a catch, of course.


On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 11:26 +0200, Björn Gustavsson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 5:17 PM, James Hague <> wrote:
> >
> > Is there a reason that atoms are allowed in filenames? Why not just go with
> > iolists?
> >
> Backward compatibility.

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