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Added by Iustin Pop over 11 years ago

Switch the Luxi interface from Strings to ByteStrings

I'm doing this change for future performance optimisations. Currently
we use the Luxi interface just as a client, so not in the hot path,
but when we'll use this as a server interface, we're interested to
both reduce the space and time consumption of the interface.

We have to simultaneous changes here:

- switch from using socket-related function (sendto, recv, etc.) to
handle-based functions, since the standard network library doesn't
work with sockets
- switch from using Strings for the internal buffer to strict
ByteStrings; the only downside is that we now have the issue of
decoding/encoding from binary to UTF-8 strings, a fact which brings
its own issues into the mix (we have to check for failed decodings,
etc.); but this is similar to what we'll have to handle on the
Python side when moving to Python 3.x

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Guido Trotter <>


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