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Date: 2008-05-12 (12:54)
From: Kuba Ober <ober.14@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Why OCaml sucks
> 5. Strings: pushing unicode throughout a general purpose language is a
> mistake, IMHO. This is why languages like Java and C# are so slow.

Unicode by itself, when wider-than-byte encodings are used, adds "zero" 
runtime overhead; the only overhead is storage (2 or 4 bytes per character). 

Given that storage is cheap, I'd much rather have Unicode support than lack of 

How exactly unicode support makes Java and C# slow?! Jon, I'd have thought 
that you know better than that :( Oh well, we all have bad days.

Cheers, Kuba