Archive for September, 2008

Blazing Fast Concurrent Text I/O in Erlang

Why Is io:get_line/2 So Slow? It is clear that io:get_line/2 is a terribly slow way to read files. From what I have read it was intended for interactive I/O and not machine/disk I/O so performance was not an issue. However, lacking a decent line-reading mechanism appears to be a serious… Read more »