|author||David Robillard <email@example.com>||2019-07-25 21:02:29 +0200|
|committer||David Robillard <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2019-07-25 21:38:51 +0200|
Incorporate homepage as README
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Serd is a lightweight C library for RDF syntax which supports reading and
-writing Turtle, NTriples, TriG, and NQuads.
-For more information, see <http://drobilla.net/software/serd>.
+writing [Turtle], [TriG], [NTriples], and [NQuads]. Serd is suitable
+for performance-critical or resource-limited applications, such as serialising
+very large data sets or embedded systems.
+ * **Free:** Serd is [Free Software] released under the extremely liberal
+ [ISC license].
+ * **Portable and Dependency-Free:** Serd has no external dependencies other
+ than the C standard library. It is known to compile with GCC, Clang, and
+ MSVC (as C++), and is tested on GNU/Linux, MacOS, and Windows.
+ * **Small:** Serd is implemented in a few thousand lines of C. It typically
+ compiles to about 100 KiB, or about 50 KiB stripped with size optimizations.
+ * **Fast and Lightweight:** Serd can stream abbreviated Turtle, unlike many
+ tools which must first build an internal model. This makes it particularly
+ useful for writing very large data sets, since it can do so using only a
+ small amount of memory. Serd is, to the author's knowledge, the fastest
+ Turtle reader/writer by a wide margin (see [Performance](#performance)
+ * **Conformant and Well-Tested:** Serd passes all tests in the Turtle and TriG
+ test suites, correctly handles all "normal" examples in the URI
+ specification, and includes many additional tests which were written
+ manually or discovered with fuzz testing. The test suite is run
+ continuously on many platforms, has 100% code coverage by line, and runs
+ with zero memory errors or leaks.
+The benchmarks below compare `serdi`, [rapper], and [riot] re-serialising
+Turtle data generated by [sp2b] on an i7-4980HQ running Debian 9. Of the
+three, `serdi` is the fastest by a wide margin, and the only one that uses a
+constant amount of memory (a single page) for all input sizes.
+ * [API reference](https://drobilla.gitlab.io/serd/doc/html/index.html)
+ * [Test coverage report](https://drobilla.gitlab.io/serd/coverage/index.html)
+ * [`serdi` man page](https://drobilla.gitlab.io/serd/man/serdi.html)
-- David Robillard <email@example.com>
+[Free Software]: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
+[ISC license]: http://opensource.org/licenses/isc