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Re: replace / with \ using regular expressions?
in thread replace / with \ using regular expressions?
You need the tr/// operator
No, you don't need it. TIMTOWTDI, and s///g is as understandable and easy to write just like tr///.
The difference in performance is impressive
But typically completely irrelevant for the performance of scripts/programs of any size. This optimization feels pretty immature.
When will doing 287356 of these operations per second ever be anything other than fast enough?