[erlang-questions] Binary pattern matching and optimization

David Mercer dmercer@REDACTED
Mon Nov 24 23:30:16 CET 2008

That is very good indeed.  I kind of felt a pang of guilt in posting my
questio, because I thought I should test before asking, so I could see for
myself, but really, I ought to have looked in the docs.  Thanks, Vance.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vance Shipley [mailto:vances@REDACTED]
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 16:11
> To: dmercer@REDACTED
> Cc: Erlang Questions
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Binary pattern matching and optimization
> David,
> That seems to be well documented in the efficiancy guide:
>    http://erlang.org/doc/efficiency_guide/binaryhandling.html#4.2
> In R12B appending to binaries is optimized.
> 	-Vance
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 04:04:26PM -0600, David Mercer wrote:
> }  Follow-up question to the converse problem: assembling binaries.  If
> }  binaries are best handled like lists while reading them, is it also
> true
> }  that binaries are best assembled back-to-front like lists, putting the
> new
> }  binary chunk onto the beginning of the binary instead of the end?

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