re.search much slower then grep on some regular expressions

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Sat Jul 5 08:01:06 CEST 2008


Paddy wrote:

> It is not a smarter algorithm that is used in grep. Python RE's have
> more capabilities than grep RE's which need a slower, more complex
> algorithm.

So you're saying the Python algo is alternatively gifted...

Peter



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