[erlang-questions] Erlang basic doubts about String, message passing and context switching overhead

Benoit Chesneau <>
Sat Jan 14 17:32:33 CET 2017


On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 5:23 PM John Doe <> wrote:

> Also as far as I remember icu works with utf16, so any call to icu
> requires encoding binary, which is usually usually utf8, to utf16 and then
> encoding it back to utf8 binary.
>
>
ICU is far more portable than even Erlang is, working on very different
platforms and can now be compiled using clang and not only g++. It is
handling Unicode 9 and should work with utf8 also but not sure about the
details.

Anyway not saying it is better or not hence why I was asking for the
reasoning of the Elixir people to come to their solution ;)
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