[webkit-dev] Proposal: Use ICU in WebKit code

Geoffrey Garen ggaren at apple.com
Sun Oct 6 13:32:48 PDT 2013

> "Since ICU uses Unicode (UTF-16) internally, all converters convert
> between UTF-16 (with the endianness according to the current platform)
> and another encoding.”

The claim I would like to verify is that this design is slower and "takes more memory” due to "unnecessary encoding conversion”.

Engineers working on WebKit performance should provide — and require of others — verifiable empirical data to back up performance claims.


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