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Re: occur slower than grep by a longshot

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: occur slower than grep by a longshot
Date: 25 Nov 2001 15:06:29 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
> 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?

Of course, ideally, occur and grep should be one and the same.
But the fact is that Emacs regexps are not the same as grep's regexps,
so it's really not that easy to replace one with the other.


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