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Re: Glimpse and partial matching.
On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 03:31:08PM -0700, Golda Velez wrote:
> The main problem with doing a lot of literal exec's (and the reason glimpse
> does most of its work internally) is cpu time.
Just to give an idea of the times involved, getting rid of execing the
filters speeded up search times by a factor between 2 and 10. The
difference in runtime might be pretty similar in the case of regular
> Does egrep have a lib interface?
POSIX provides the regex library. I don't know how powerful and
reliable it is.