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Re^2: solution wanted for break-on-spaces (w/specifics)

by perl-diddler (Chaplain)
on Oct 26, 2021 at 16:36 UTC ( #11138077=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: solution wanted for break-on-spaces (w/specifics)
in thread solution wanted for break-on-spaces (w/specifics)

Re: "No attempt has been made to compare performance. " Absolutely! I thought about rolling that in, but the question was already long and complex. I totally agree that should be measured and factored in, however, a few saying around that -- "premature optimization is a bane". Similar to priorities on code development: 1) get something working, 2) then look at other issues (like perf, etc).

Of the solutions I've seen, both seem like they wouldn't be too different as they use similar methodology. A multi-state parser might be faster than an RE, but maybe not if written in interpreted perl code. One might have to go to 'XS' to gain speed that way.

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