[bitc-dev] Unicode and bitc
Jonathan S. Shapiro
shap at eros-os.org
Thu Oct 14 13:04:29 PDT 2010
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM, William Leslie <
william.leslie.ttg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I mean to say that the in-memory format should favour efficiency of
> iteration and slicing rather than space efficiency. Space efficient
> representations can be reserved for serialisation. UTF-8 is a
> fantastic wire format, and it's great on disk, but the space-saving
> advantages are less important once you are in-memory.
So you're okay with reducing the D-cache and D-TLB performance on
large-scale programs, and therefore their overall performance, by a factor
of >4? That seems a bit over-purist to me.
So first, I think this is the wrong way to prioritize as a matter of
defaults, but second, I think I've already made it clear that no either/or
choice is actually required.
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