[REBOL] Re: newlines
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 8-Nov-2001 1:02
Ladislav Mecir wrote:
> Hi Joel,
> I will try to add my 0,02 CZK.
~LOL! Pardon my ignorance, but can you expand the acronym?
> a) there is another disadvantage to the COPY algorithm you
> didn't mention. It is not an in-place algorithm and that
> is why it needs more memory.
Thanks for pointing that out. I usually work on big-memory
boxen and don't think of that often enough.
Yet another classic time-vs-space tradeoff!
> b) Some algorithms are complicated, that is why a different
> approach (not using REPLACE) should be considered too:
> while [s: find s #"."] [
> parse next s [any #"." t:]
> s: either (index? s) + 2 < (index? t) [
> remove/part skip s 2 t
> ] [t]
Thanks! I'll add this to the benchmark, along with Brett's
latest versions, and report results when done.
We say "gestalt" when things combine to act in ways we can't
-- Marvin Minsky