>> * 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
> 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