[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: fps -- fast packed strings
bulatz at HotPOP.com
Thu Aug 25 06:40:15 EDT 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005, 8:10:44 AM, you wrote:
DBS> I've cabalised the FastPackedString module from darcs, used in h4sh, as the
DBS> `fps' library.
if you plan to support/improve this library, can you please:
1) add psniceq/pscmp to export list (with better names, smtg like
2) add case-ignoring-versions of these operations (i want to use
packed strings to represent filenames, and under Windows filenames are
case-insensetive, while under Unix is not)
about details of realization - is not it better to use just memcmp to
implement pscmp and also "psniceq a b = (pscmp a b) == EQ" ?
may be it is better to open representation for library users? i think
that number of operations which can be added for packed strings by
external libraries is unlimited - GhcBinary support, alternative I/O
imho, such library must be included in GHC itself - sooner or later.
using 8-times memory representation for ordinary strings is just
disastrous for some projects
Bulat mailto:bulatz at HotPOP.com
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