[plt-scheme] performance of pregexp

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Sun Mar 19 10:58:31 EST 2006

At Sun, 19 Mar 2006 11:55:28 +0100, Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema wrote:
> Dear All,
> It looks to me that, compared to perl, the pregexp library
> of mzscheme is very slow.
> - Am I right about this?


> - If yes, would it not be an idea to bind PCRE to mzscheme?

That seems like a fine idea to me.

I think there's much less difference between Perl and the `regexp'
functions that are built into MzScheme (as opposed to the "pregexp.ss"
library). So that's why there hasn't been a lot of pressure to bind to
PCRE, even though MzScheme's `regexp' less powerful than PCRE.


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