[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: FPS - FastPackedStrings 0.2

Tomasz Zielonka tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 04:51:43 EDT 2006

On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 02:52:53PM -0700, John Meacham wrote:
> I'd recommend just always using utf8 under the hood (since it shouldn't
> matter what encoding is used internally) and have two integers stored
> with the pointer, the number of bytes and the number of characters. when
> these are the same you know you have straight ASCII, plus it gives you
> O(1) length for free. I have very optimized utf8 fold operators in the
> jhc version of PackedString you can steal. they get speed by assuming
> the data is always valid UTF8 so don't do error checking, which the
> constructors always enforce. (yay for ADTs)

Nice trick, but you loose constant time indexing operations, don't you?

Best regards

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