[Haskell-cafe] Re: String vs ByteString
wren ng thornton
wren at freegeek.org
Sun Aug 15 20:06:22 EDT 2010
Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> As a case in point, I took the string search benchmark that Daniel shared
> on Friday, and boiled it down to a simple test case: how long does it take
> to read a 31MB file?
> GNU wc -m:
> - en_US.UTF-8: 0.701s
> text 0.7.1.0:
> - lazy text: 1.959s
> - strict text: 3.527s
> darcs HEAD:
> - lazy text: 0.749s
> - strict text: 0.927s
When should we expect to see the HEAD stamped and numbered? After some
of the recent benchmark dueling re web frameworks, I know Text got a bad
rap compared to ByteString. It'd be good to stop the FUD early.
Repeating the above in the announcement should help a lot.
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