>> * Would you really like to know under which circumstances data processing
>>   will be faster for a single character instead of using a string pointer
>>   and corresponding two characters?
> It's not a problem of the interface, it's a problem of the resulting code
> (ie assembler output).

How do you think about to discuss concrete generated code any further?

> We can discuss all we like, if the compiler decides to throw in
> an optimisation none of the arguments even apply.

Would it make sense to clarify assembler output with optimisation switched off?

Do you eventually care for code from non-optimising compilers?

>> * Will it occasionally be useful to avoid the storage for another string 
>> literal?
> Occasionally: yes.
> In this particular case: hardly.

I am curious when such a software design aspect can become more relevant.
Would it be nice to get rid of three questionable string terminators (null 
for example?


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