Binary strings still have their uses. Don't let huge warning of Node.js
stop you from using them. There are valid reasons to use binary strings
instead of low-level
Buffers. Who cares about performance? If we
would care so much, we all would write in assembly :-).
This module will try to use Node.js binary strings if you are using version before their removal (while destroying all warnings about them). If your Node.js version doesn't have binary strings, they are emulated which makes them even slower (but well, you have them, and if you care about performance, write in assembly).
Buffers, you can do anything you can with normal strings on
binary strings (internally, they are normal strings). You can use
regular expressions, you can compare them, you can use string methods
on them, you can use them as object keys. The only disadvantage is that
you cannot easily change single characters (this is probably only real
var binaryString = require('binary-string'), // Converts buffer to binary string fromBuffer = binaryString.fromBuffer, // Converts binary string to buffer toBuffer = binaryString.toBuffer