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Re: grep is horriby slow in UTF-8 locales

From: Owen Taylor
Subject: Re: grep is horriby slow in UTF-8 locales
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 10:47:51 -0500

On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 07:52, Markus Kuhn wrote:


> It seems grep performs about 100x worse in a UTF-8 locale than in and
> ASCII locale, even where the search strring contains no regex
> metacharacters.
> And fgrep is no better.

Tim Waugh has been working on some improvements to grep in 
multibyte locales; see:



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