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Re: [Chicken-users] two minor tweaks to runtime.c

From: Alex Shinn
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] two minor tweaks to runtime.c
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:33:41 +0900

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:25 PM, Alan Post <address@hidden> wrote:
> How did irregex, which by account is slower, replace the existing
> regex code?

I didn't make the call, but as I understand that was motivated
by portability concerns, simplifying the Chicken distribution,
and avoiding the frequently occurring memory bugs in PCRE.

So speed wasn't a concern, but there is a class of regexps
for which irregex is exponentially faster than PCRE.


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