Re: String formats (Dale R. Worley)
Fri, 8 Nov 1991 02:09:22 GMT

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Newsgroups: comp.compilers
From: (Dale R. Worley)
Keywords: optimize, code
Organization: MIT Dept. of Tetrapilotomy, Cambridge, MA, USA
References: 91-10-061 91-11-021
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1991 02:09:22 GMT

In article 91-11-021 (Stavros Macrakis) writes:
      Reasonable programming languages let you define your own
      representations while allowing higher-level operations to be oblivious to
      that representation. This allows you to change representation based on
      tuning data and architectural considerations on each installation.

To get full value out of this idea, you should be able to specify the
representation on a variable-by-variable basis. After all, there's no
reason that one string variable is used the same way as another.

Dale Worley Dept. of Math., MIT

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