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[SG16-Unicode] Performance of C interfaces (was: Re: SG16 meeting summary for August 21st, 2019)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen_at_[hidden]>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 18:54:59 +0300
On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 10:16 PM Tom Honermann <tom_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> The summary for the SG16 meeting held August 21st, 2019 is now available. For those that attended, please review and suggest corrections:
> - https://github.com/sg16-unicode/sg16-meetings#august-21st-2019

The minutes say:

> C interfaces can't achieve the performance that Bob Steagall demonstrated with his UTF-8 work.

What's that about? Does it mean that interfaces that assume
zero-terminated sentinel-based strings can't achieve the performance?
Surely a C interface that identifies both the source and the
destination by pointer and length can.

Henri Sivonen

Received on 2019-09-01 17:55:14