fulvio_esposito wrote:

> I've got some performance hit using regex in libc on freebsd 6.3

Knowing that this regex implementation uses an  NFA algorithm, while
a DFA algorithm should be preferred, this is no big surprise. You can
read the following references on the subject:

In particular the second is written by a FreeBSD developer and states:
"The Spencer engine proved to have poor performance and was excluded
from the graphs.", where the Spencer engine is precisely the one in 


Michel TALON

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