Performance of term_to_binary vs Bbinary_to_term

Lukas Larsson lukas@REDACTED
Mon Jun 7 15:16:24 CEST 2021

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 3:04 PM Valentin Micic <v@REDACTED> wrote:

> Put differently, is there any difference between internal and external
> term presentation?

They are very different. The internal representation is larger in size but
faster to navigate/manipulate. They also have very different requirements
that make them different.

You can read more about the external term format here:
And the internal format here:

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