[m-dev.] pprint performance

Ralph Becket rafe at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Feb 25 15:22:25 AEDT 2002

Michael Day, Monday, 25 February 2002:
> > Most of the time we are just printing these strings, so we might as well
> > do it as we go rather than first collecting them in a list (the other
> > functionality provided is to concatenate them into a single string, but
> > that's a much lower priority problem.)
> A problem that would be solved with a generic streams interface and a
> string buffer stream instance?

Yes; this should wait for v.2 of the library once I've got constructor
classes and functional dependencies added to the language (next month's

- Ralph
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