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Re: Stupid module and pregexp questions

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: Stupid module and pregexp questions
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 22:06:30 -0000
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Robert Uhl <address@hidden> wrote:
> That's useful for some things (when the developer writes the regexps),
> but for others it's not so good, e.g. when the _user_ writes the
> regexps.  The user probably wants whatever he's locally used to...

Basic, Extended, Perl, ... this probably is general, not just ours.

> And then, of course, there's the issue of speed.  Regexps are used for
> enough processing that IMHO they must be matched by compiled, not
> interpreted, code or they risk being unacceptably slow.  [...]

Compiled code is just interpreted code at a different level, surely?  A
good optimisation will often beat dropping down levels, and scheme allows
easier optimisation while avoiding some typical errors.  Do the minimum
directly in C, IMHO.

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