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On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:10:35PM -0700, Coroutines wrote:
> I kind of wish another member were added for referencing a string
> after this one.  <cut>

Segmented strings/ropes are deceptive. Neat for compression
(keep duplicate segments of trie once) and prefix matching.

For general use, though, it's a very bad idea cpu-cache wise:
x86 cpus just love to memcpy as that operation never leaves
memory controller. Now randomly jumping around memory for
LL traversal introduces data dependency, round-trip latency,
additional unpredictable branches....

Not to mention increased complexity of traversing code which
is difficult to abstract away in C.