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bug#20006: Bash-specific performance by avoiding sed

From: Pavel Raiskup
Subject: bug#20006: Bash-specific performance by avoiding sed
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 01:25:24 +0200
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On Monday 05 of October 2015 00:45:50 Pavel Raiskup wrote:
> > should we test the size of the string first ?  i've written such raw shell 
> > string parsing functions before, and once you hit a certain size (like 1k+ 
> > iirc), forking out to sed is way faster, especially when running in 
> > multibyte 
> > locales (like UTF8) which most people are doing nowadays.
> > -mike
> Well, that optimization would require (fast) strlen()-like construct.
> Anyway, the vast majority of calls to func_quote () function will have
> short ARG, and its complexity is still "just" linear.  We could optimize
> later if that was a real issue.
> I would like to propose solution based on Eric's one, without using of
> '${VAR%.}' and '${VAR#.}' constructs -- sounds like this could be even
> more portable while it keeps almost the same speed (if we can use += its
> even faster).
> I have yet a another patch trying to minimize option-parser overhead
> (that is focused on the POV of Richard, but that needs to be cleaned up a
> bit, I'll post hopefully tomorrow).
> Any comment is welcome!

Re-attached (fixes for 'make syntax-check' and fixed one comment).


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