startswith( prefix[, start[, end]]) Query

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Sep 7 19:31:48 CEST 2007

Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
> Steve Holden a écrit :
>> Probably not really necessary, though, and they do say that premature 
>> optimization is the root of all evil ...
> I wouldn't call this one "premature" optimization, since it doesn't 
> change the algorithm, doesn't introduce (much) complication, and is 
> proven to really save on lookup time.
> Now I do agree that unless you have quite a lot of prefixes to test, it 
> might not be that necessary in this particular case...

The defense rests.

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