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RE: official release

I forgot that toliteral() existed; I guess I'm dating myself...

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> From: 	Jay A. Carlson[SMTP:nop@kagoona.mitre.org]
> Sent: 	Friday, November 28, 1997 3:55 PM
> To: 	Roger Crew
> Cc: 	mcp-dev@research.att.com; 'Dave Kormann'; nop@kagoona.mitre.org
> 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
> that
> > 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[1]);
> .
> 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.
> Jay