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Re: Is X'ABCD' notation of general interest?


From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: Is X'ABCD' notation of general interest?
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 23:25:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (darwin)

Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Something like the following (completely untested) code might be
> faster than using `string-to-number':

If you try to micro-optimize, you really should do some
benchmarking... ;)

`string-to-number' is a C function.  It is nearly impossible to write
anything faster in Lisp.  On my system `string-to-number' is more than 10x
faster than your function.


regards,
Nikolaj Schumacher




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