On Friday 19 March 2004, Declan.Grady at nuvotem.com (Declan Grady) wrote:
>In the meantime I checked on the time thing.
>Using grep from the command line took over 3 minutes, and a perl script to
>open each sdy and check line number 5 for the words took 19 seconds !
When the question is text processing, the answer is usually perl. And my code
didn't check a specific line, because your grep didn't. So if you just check
the entire file as I did, it may be quicker (but not of course if the files
are big - I'm guessing they're not). However, having gone from 3 minutes to 19
seconds, you're not likely to notice incremental improvements.
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