[erlang-questions] benefits of binary format strings?

Anthony Shipman als@REDACTED
Sat Mar 31 16:43:11 CEST 2007

The new R11B-4 has this change:

    OTP-6517  The Format argument of the functions io:fwrite/2,3 and
              io_lib:fwrite/2 is now allowed to be a binary.

Are there performance benefits from writing io:format(<<"hello world~n">>, []) 
compared with a bare string?

Anthony Shipman                    Mamas don't let your babies 
als@REDACTED                   grow up to be outsourced.

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