question about speed of sequential string replacement vs regex or

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Sep 28 12:04:43 CEST 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Xah Lee <xahlee at> wrote:
> suppose you have 300 different strings and they need all be replaced
> to say "aaa".
> is it faster to replace each one sequentially

Before you ask "is it faster", you need to first be sure it's correct.
I would recommend doing all the replaces in a single function call to
avoid risk of overlaps or other issues causing problems.


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