From: Hans Aberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 04 2008 - 07:49:15 CST
On 3 Feb 2008, at 22:45, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> Personally I'd wonder about this. I can understand the desire to
> shave bytes
> off in-memory, but given a lot of platforms having issues with
> non-32 bit
> boundaries and the resulting performance or alignment issues I
> wonder if it is worth the trade off of not just using UCS4 internally.
I think that 32-bit is probably best for internal use in programs for
speed, avoiding alignment problems; the best way to actually know is
to do some profiling. Externally, for distributed files, UTF-8 seems
best, because most agree on how to sort out the bits the bytes.
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