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Re: About shared substrings (now working)

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: About shared substrings (now working)
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 01:59:54 +0100
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Roland Orre <address@hidden> writes:

> The reason I have used shared substrings is because of the side
> effects. I was very happy when the make-shared-substring function
> was introduced in 93 or 94. This made it possible for me to make
> tremendous speedups when reading fix length text records and be able
> to immediately treat the different fields of each record with scheme
> standard conversion routines.

Hmm, maybe should be using a more low-level data type than string for
this kind of raw processing.  Did you consider using uniform byte
vectors, either from (srfi srfi-4) or from make-uniform-vector?  Just
a thought...

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