The new enumerator stuff any use?

On 28 Dec 2007, at 17:27, khaines / enigo.com wrote:

> Like everyone else, I've been testing my stuff under 1.9.0.  In  
> general, it's been pretty easy to get things running under it.   
> However, I have ran into an interesting issue.
>
> My async logger, Analogger, uses slice!() on strings to shave chunks  
> off of incoming buffers.  It's quite fast compared to alternativs  
> under 1.8.x.
>
> In 1.9.0, though, Analogger was running at 8% of the 1.8.x speed.   
> Yes, _eight_ percent.  The entire blame for the speed difference  
> turned out to fall on a single line that used slice!() on a string.
>
> I changed the code to use a position pointer in the buffer, and it  
> works, now.  Under 1.8.x, that implementation is substantially  
> slower.  By about 25%.  But it is faster under 1.9.0.
>
> The situation begs a question, though.  For code that needs to  
> implement buckets of bytes, shouldn't there be something that offers  
> much of the functionality of the 1.8.x String in order to support  
> efficient bucket-of-bytes operations?
>
> There is a lot of code out there besides mine that manipulates these  
> chunks of bytes, and doesn't care about string encodings.  It makes  
> sense to me that there still exist an efficient way to deal with that.
>
>
> Kirk Haines
>