in reply to Optimization for readability and speed (code)

To speed up the regex:

1. Loose the grouping where you can. Do you really need to check the two-caps, of could you just say \L\w{2}?

2. Use the 'o' modifier, as you don't use variables in your regex (see perlop).

Hope this helps,

Jeroen
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Re: Re: Optimization for readability and speed (code)
by MeowChow (Vicar) on May 01, 2001 at 10:36 UTC
    Perl automatically does the second optimization for you - it recompiles a regex only if it contains interpolated variables.
       MeowChow                                   
                   s aamecha.s a..a\u$&owag.print