On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 01:58:49PM -0800, Bruce Leban wrote:
Actually quite a bit. I write a lot of code that manipulates words to create puzzles. In every one of those I use strings as iterables. For what it's worth, in one of these programs, the problem I encountered was that strings were not sufficiently performant to solve a very complex problem. I modeled the strings as integers, and built the subset of needed string-like operations on them -- including iteration.
I am interested to hear what kind of problem this was, and what strings lacked to allow you to solve them.
When you say they weren't sufficiently performant, do you mean they lacked functionality, or they had the functionality but are too slow?