Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
go ahead... be a heretic
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

When looking for short literals, index is more efficient than a regex:

my @matches = grep index( $lineFromSomeFile, $_ ) > -1, @terms;


Update: Added the link and the qualifier "short" in response to kaif's comment++. How short is short? When I tested random (but constant) strings and substrings of lengths 80 and 8, respectively, which are "typical" lengths for a line and a word, index was about 20% faster than the corresponding regex. I imagine that it is this sort of analysis that's responsible for the widespread reputation of index as being superior to regexes. Clearly, as kaif shows, the ratio of speeds is sensitive to the sizes of the string and the substring being searched, but I have not done a detailed analysis beyond this, and what is posted in the node linked above.

the lowliest monk


In reply to Re^2: One line assigment statement with regex match by tlm
in thread One line assigment statement with regex match by ketema

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others lurking in the Monastery: (5)
    As of 2020-05-31 16:15 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?
      If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:















      Results (175 votes). Check out past polls.

      Notices?