[squeak-dev] Survey | Default encoding for new (multi-byte) file streams

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Mon Apr 11 16:51:42 UTC 2022

One thing to consider here is the performance cost of the encodings. I haven't looked this in ages - it came up as a serious issue for the Scratch improvement stuff I did for Pi, so maybe 5 years? - but it was the case that reading a file with a multi-byte stream was at least 30X slower than a plain byte stream.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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