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RE: official release
I forgot that toliteral() existed; I guess I'm dating myself...
> From: Jay A. Carlson[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 28, 1997 3:55 PM
> To: Roger Crew
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; 'Dave Kormann'; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: official release
> > I'm not entirely convinced that the overhead of slashification, which
> > requires walking through every character of every data string, will be
> > small, *particularly* if making it easy/fast on MOO is an issue (since
> > is an interpreted language, CPU time spent by the quoter may yet be
> > significant compared to network time spent, especially since it's a
> > per-character cost rather than a per-line cost --- even if the CPU
> itself is
> > sufficiently fast that this isn't a problem, there's still the added
> > complexity of dealing with tickouts).
> @program $string_utils:slashify tnt
> return toliteral(args);
> The cost is all in C code, with no problem with tickouts. I suspect
> that the cost of this will be dwarfed by whatever we're doing to
> actually produce the lines as well as other kinds of I/O costs.