Three Monkeys, Three Typewriters, Two Days

February 20, 2004

Darin's string changes

Darin has more or less finished landing his string changes on the trunk. The upshot is:

  1. Pageload time went down by about 2-3%.
  2. Startup time went down by about 7-8%.
  3. Window open time went down by about 3-4%.
  4. Codesize went down by several hundred kilobytes (ranging from about 150kB to 500kB or so depending on the exact OS/compiler/flags one looks at). That's around 2% of total codesize. A bit over half the savings was codesize reduction in core code.

Darin, dbaron, jst, dougt, and all others who helped make this patch happen deserve a big thank you.

Posted by bzbarsky at February 20, 2004 1:26 AM