[erlang-questions] Unicode string library for Erlang

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Tue Mar 11 17:22:19 CET 2008

Hasan Veldstra skrev:
> I've released the alpha version of the Unicode string library for  
> Erlang (based on ICU) that I mentioned on this list a while ago.
> Right now, most basic operations are supported, like comparison (with  
> or no regard for case), concatenation, getting substrings, searching  
> for substrings, and case conversions.
> Strings are represented by binaries containing normalized sequences  
> of UTF-16 code units. There are functions to convert between ustrings  
> and UTF-8 lists and binaries.
> This is alpha code -- there are bugs and limitations. I need your  
> patches, comments and suggestions. :)


You may want to think about using a named port instead of always
going through a server. Then, any process could call the driver
directly using port_call(Port, Op, Data).

This is of course an optimization, and figuring out how to do
that at this stage may not be worth your time.

Ulf W

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