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Re^3: alternation in regexes: to use or to avoid?

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 10, 2012 at 15:22 UTC ( #1008119=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: alternation in regexes: to use or to avoid?
in thread alternation in regexes: to use or to avoid?

Perhaps read "complicated" as "non-trivial", EG: having alternations
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Re^4: alternation in regexes: to use or to avoid?
by balker (Novice) on Dec 10, 2012 at 15:29 UTC

    Please read the benchmark numbers.

    Alternation is MUCH faster than looping over trivial regexes, except when you use captures inside the alternations.

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