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Re: skip-chars-forward v. re-search-forward

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: skip-chars-forward v. re-search-forward
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 05:37:57 -0500

    I've tended to use skip-chars-forward instead of re-search-forward
    since it's byte-coded and I assumed it's more efficient.  However, I
    made a measurement and found that skip-chars-forward was actually
    slower than re-search-forward.

That is really surprising.  Can you figure out what makes
skip-chars-forward so slow?  We ought to be able to make it faster
than re-search-forward without much effort, so we may as well try.

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