[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
>    - 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.

Live well,

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