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Re: efficiency question on text manipulation using string vs buffer


From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: efficiency question on text manipulation using string vs buffer
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:56:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (darwin)

Xah Lee <address@hidden> wrote:

> I like the version that repeated sets var and repeatedly call replace-
> regexp-in-string. This is conceptually simple and the concept is
> universal among langs. The version calling save-restriction and narrow-
> to-region is emacs specific, requires some specific knowledge about
> emacs/lisp environment to understand.

When working on data coming from a buffer, you should prefer working in
that buffer, though.  The text might contain overlays that can be lost
as well as point and scrolling positions.


regards,
Nikolaj Schumacher




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