Bigstring intrinsics and fast blits based on memcpy/memmove
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Bigstringaf

The OCaml compiler has a bunch of intrinsics for Bigstrings, but they're not widely-known, sometimes misused, and programs that use Bigstrings are slower than they have to be. And even if a library got that part right and exposed the intrinsics properly, the compiler doesn't have any fast blits between Bigstrings and other string-like types.

So here they are. Go crazy.

Build Status

Installation

Install the library and its dependencies via OPAM:

opam install bigstringaf

Development

To install development dependencies, pin the package from the root of the repository:

opam pin add -n bigstringaf .
opam install --deps-only bigstringaf

After this, you may install a development version of the library using the install command as usual.

For building and running the tests during development, you will need to install the alcotest package:

opam install alcotest
make test

License

BSD3, see LICENSE file for its text.