RiotTown,
It sounds like you rolled your own. Text::Levenshtein has a fastdistance function and if that is not fast enough for you, Text::LevenshteinXS uses C for speed.

Cheers - L~R


In reply to Re: Comparing likeness of two strings by Limbic~Region
in thread Comparing likeness of two strings by RiotTown

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