On Tuesday, 17 May 2016 at 16:24:31 UTC, jmh530 wrote:
On Tuesday, 17 May 2016 at 14:06:37 UTC, Jack Stouffer wrote:
Based on the recent thread in General, I wrote this blog post
that's designed to be part beginner tutorial, part objective
record of the debate over it, and finally my opinions on the
I probably would have preferred this split up into two parts
with one on the tutorial and one on the record of the debate.
It seems to focus more on the debate.
That wasn't my intent. I wanted the debate to be a lens into a
discussion of the technical merits and demerits of auto decoding.
I have reworded some of the article in order to reflect this.
Maybe you could get add a section that was like "for THIS type
of string, do X for performance" with clear explanations of why
that is the best way and why other ways will be slower. Then,
you can have other sub-sections for "for THAT type of string,
do Y for performance." You have some of this detail in there,
but it's organized more with respect to the context of the
debate, I think.
I will add this, thanks.