Re: pcre for stk is available

From: Harvey J. Stein <>
Date: 25 Feb 1999 11:47:35 +0200

Brian Denheyer <> writes:

> Further testing shows that the packages are closer than I previously
> thought, with pcre almost always slightly faster than the current
> regexp package.
> Well, I couldn't resist so I put the same benchmark program in perl
> and it ran 2x faster than the stk version :-(. Then again, there are
> lies, damn lies and benchmarks.

How did you test it? One make-regexp with lots of string matches, I
hope? You can try using my wrappers package to see where the time is
spent in the STk version. It might be in the file reading, not in the
regexp execution, for example.

Harvey J. Stein
BFM Financial Research
Received on Thu Feb 25 1999 - 10:47:44 CET

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