Author: Michael Savage <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:14:59 +0000
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
@@ -19,12 +19,11 @@ ggformat requires C++11 (variadic templates), and supports VS2015, GCC
and clang out of the box. It should also work with VS2013 and VS2017 but
I don't test against them.
I wrote ggformat because the existing string formatting options for C++
either do not support user defined types or bloat compile times too
-much. printf doesn't support user defined types. Streams bloat compile
-times and IO manipulators are unreadable.
+much. printf doesn't support user defined types. Streams and std::string
+are slow to compile and IO manipulators are unreadable. Other C++
+formatting libraries include STL headers and also hurt compile times.
## Version history
@@ -191,9 +190,8 @@ Since this is C++ you can and should wrap `ggformat` in a string class
to make it more convenient to use. You can see an example in
-ggformat uses sprintf under the hood. It compiles slightly slower than
-sprintf and quite a bit faster than tinyformat. Runtime performance is
-not important, but ggformat shouldn't be much slower than sprintf.
+ggformat uses sprintf under the hood. sprintf can be pretty slow at
+runtime, but compiles quickly.
In general ggformat is short enough that you can easily modify it to fit
your needs, and will be updated infrequently enough that doing so isn't