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Re: occur slower than grep by a longshot


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: occur slower than grep by a longshot
Date: 26 Nov 2001 15:57:41 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

Eli> On 24 Nov 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:

E> What's your point?  Isn't it obvious that a Lisp code run by an
E> interpreter would be slower than a tight optimized C program?
>> 
>> I dunno, maybe internally have the real grep to do the hard work, by
>> default, but keep the original occur code around for in case the user
>> does not have grep on their operating system?

Eli> We have "M-x grep" for those who have Grep.

but that's if the buffer is associated with a file... so one must C-x
C-w ... first
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