[gambit-list] fast csv parser (libcsv wrapped for gambit)

Bradley Lucier lucier at math.purdue.edu
Mon Feb 12 14:00:19 EST 2007

On Feb 9, 2007, at 8:15 PM, Lang Martin wrote:

> However, the buzz (from the internets, now in
> the back of my mind) seems to be that gambit is always ~4x slower if
> you read strings.  ...The overhead is related to multi-byte  
> characters being recognized by
> read-char, and the buzz reports that other systems incur similar
> overhead to handle utf-8.

I think we get the factor of four for general string *processing*;  
there seems to be enough overhead in character I/O that the  
difference between reading one-byte characters and four byte  
characters is small.


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