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Re: occur slower than grep by a longshot

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: occur slower than grep by a longshot
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 10:57:38 +0200

On 24 Nov 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> E> What's your point?  Isn't it obvious that a Lisp code run by an
> E> interpreter would be slower than a tight optimized C program?
> I dunno, maybe internally have the real grep to do the hard work, by
> default, but keep the original occur code around for in case the user
> does not have grep on their operating system?

We have "M-x grep" for those who have Grep.

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