Here be Floating Dragons: A Tale of Making OTP Faster

When you spend enough time in the programming community, you learn that a few things are full of dangers. Floating Point ? Here Be Dragons. String representations ? Here Be Dragons. Multi Platform Virtual Machines? Here Be Dragons.

Here is the tale of how i replaced a Dragon algorithm with another Dragon algorithm, to convert floating points numbers to string faster inside OTP. Hopefully this will show you that dragons are not impossible to deal with. And that you can contribute to OTP too.