[REBOL] Re: REBOL embedded $variables regexp/no
From: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 10-Dec-2002 21:21
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From: "Gabriele Santilli"
> It's the [... | skip] that I don't like, because in most cases you
> can write a faster rule.
My measurements show something different. I compared the speed of your
two-rule PATTERN-REPLACE and my one-rule improved version.
> Anyway, it's a matter of taste; I don't think we are talking about
> a great difference in speed.
That is probably correct. Nevertheless, the worst slow-down with SKIP is to
copy one character at a time and then append it to the result. If we
eliminate that, we can be faster.