re.search much slower then grep on some regular expressions
Henning.Thornblad at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 13:43:48 CEST 2008
What can be the cause of the large difference between re.search and
This script takes about 5 min to run on my computer:
for a in range(156000):
print re.search('[^ "=]*/',row)
While doing a simple grep:
grep '[^ "=]*/' input (input contains 156.000 a in
doesn't even take a second.
Is this a bug in python?
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