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Re: Tim's gofast patch

From: Tony Abou-Assaleh
Subject: Re: Tim's gofast patch
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 01:09:34 -0400 (AST)

> The situation is much easier for multibyte locales, including UTF-8.
> I believe that we can tolerate that grep is eg. 2 times slower for
> some patterns, for the sake of getting rid of dfa.c.

Could you clarify the intended meaning here? Are we getting rid of dfa.c
just because it makes life easier? Or because, on average, if we don't use
it performance will be improved?

My concern is, if we can identify which patterns will benefit from
removing the dfa.c and which will suffer, then we should keep it and test
for the condition to decide if we need to use it.

That's my idealist view, which prove impractical :O)



Tony Abou-Assaleh
Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Computer Science
Chair of the Dalhousie Student Chapter of the ACM
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W5
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