Proposal for a new I/O library design

Simon Marlow
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 17:50:02 +0100

John Meacham writes:
> please can we figure out portable binary IO before worrying=20
> about i18n?

But I thought Ben's proposal included portable binary I/O?
Input/OutputStreams do I/O in terms of Octets, not Chars.  It's
important to at least think about how text tranformations are layered on
top of the binary I/O layer, because making a wrong decision could be
costly in terms of performance later.