Proposal for a new I/O library design

Graham Klyne
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 20:36:47 +0100

At 17:50 29/07/03 +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
>John Meacham writes:
> > please can we figure out portable binary IO before worrying
> > 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.

The W3C "charmod" document has some useful background for this kind of thing:

(Which I think is in support of your point.)


Graham Klyne
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