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C++ For C# Developers: Part 41 – System Integration Library

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A programming language without access to the underlying system is of little use. Even a “Hello, world!” program requires the OS to output that message. Today we’ll start looking at the system access that the Standard Library provides. We’ll see how to access the file system, so-called “smart” pointers, and check the time using various system clocks.

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Problem and Solution: The Terrible Inefficiency of FileStream and BinaryReader

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File I/O can be a major performance bottleneck for many apps. It’s all too easy to read files in a way that is massively inefficient. Classes like FileStream and BinaryReader make it really easy to write super slow code. Today’s article explores why this happens and what can be done about it. Read on to learn more!

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File I/O Performance Tips

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At some point, every project ends up reading or writing to the file system. If you do anything more than storing a single blob of bytes (e.g. JSON text) then you’ll need to be very careful about performance. It’s easy to accidentally write code that takes way longer to read and write than it should and you won’t get any help from the compiler or from Unity. Today’s article reveals some of these traps so you won’t fall into them!

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