best way to replace first word in string?
opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Sun Oct 23 01:53:19 CEST 2005
Chris F.A. Johnson <cfajohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2005-10-22, William Park wrote:
> > hagai26 at gmail.com <hagai26 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I am looking for the best and efficient way to replace the first word
> >> in a str, like this:
> >> "aa to become" -> "/aa/ to become"
> >> I know I can use spilt and than join them
> >> but I can also use regular expressions
> >> and I sure there is a lot ways, but I need realy efficient one
> > I doubt you'll find faster than Sed.
> On the contrary; to change a string, almost anything will be faster
> than sed (except another external program).
> If you are in a POSIX shell, parameter expansion will be a lot
> In a python program, one of the solutions already posted will be
> much faster.
Care to put a wager on your claim?
William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>, Toronto, Canada
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