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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Patches to 1.3
Date Thu, 03 Jul 1997 00:22:43 GMT
On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

>     +1 in theory, but haven't tested it.  I think Dean wanted to have
>     *all* of the base directives be RE-based, but I personally prefer
>     your approach - less overhead if advanced RE processing isn't
>     needed.  ('Sright, Dean?  Shell metacharacter processing is less
>     than the RE stuff?)

If you've got a compiled re, and you've got a good re package, then the
compiled re can easily be faster than our brute-force strcmp_match,
which incidentally includes recursion.  I don't know what optimizations
that hsregex includes though.


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