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Subject: Re: [std-proposals] Modern std::byte stream IO for C++
From: Ryan Nicholl (rnicholl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-03-05 17:49:44


Endian is usually a system architecture thing. I don't know any systems with runtime endianness.
-------- Original Message --------
On Mar 5, 2020, 17:27, Maciej Cencora via Std-Proposals wrote:

> Unless I am missing something the endianness is a runtime property.
> You should provide API that allow to serialize based on compile-time provided endianess (either two functions different names, or templated by endianess), as I do not want to pay the prize of runtime dispatch overhead (+unnecessary code bloat) in scenarios where endianess is known up-front.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
> czw., 5 mar 2020 o 20:38 Lyberta via Std-Proposals <std-proposals_at_[hidden]> napisał(a):
>
>> This paper proposes fundamental IO concepts, customization points for serialization and deserialization and streams for memory
>> and file IO.
>>
>> It was initially based on design similar to iostreams but most of it was changed to be in line with modern C++20 practice. In
>> particular, the proposal embraces type erasure instead of virtual functions, exceptions instead of operator bool() and
>> customization points instead of arithmetic shift operators.
>>
>> During benchmarking of sequential file IO on Linux proposed std::io::input_file_stream is ~30% faster than std::FILE and ~45%
>> faster than std::ifstream while proposed std::io::output_file_stream is ~38% faster than std::FILE and ~60% faster than
>> std::ofstream.
>>
>> I'm looking for a champion to present the proposal in Varna.
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