[Python-Dev] Speeding up regular expression compilation
barry at python.org
Thu Oct 30 16:03:00 EST 2003
On Thu, 2003-10-30 at 14:40, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Not really. Note though that the sre module caches compiled regular
> expressions. How many it caches depends on the size of sre._MAXCACHE
> (default is 100). If you have many more regular expressions than that,
> you'll spend a lot of time compiling them. You might find it helpful to
> boost that number.
Of course you can just assign your compiled regular expression objects
to a global or local and use that. Instant caching! Which is what I
tend to do.
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