Author pitrou
Recipients Arfrever, bkabrda, christian.heimes, fweimer, georg.brandl, gregory.p.smith, iankko, lemburg, mpessas, pitrou, tim.peters, timehorse, vstinner
Date 2013-05-17.09:23:16
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Non-greedy matching actually makes things worse :-)

$ ./python -m timeit -s "import re; pat = re.compile('\A*a*a*a\Z'.replace('*', '[^.]+'), re.IGNORECASE)" "pat.match('a' * 100 +'z')"
100 loops, best of 3: 3.31 msec per loop

$ ./python -m timeit -s "import re; pat = re.compile('\A*a*a*a\Z'.replace('*', '[^.]+?'), re.IGNORECASE)" "pat.match('a' * 100 +'z')"
100 loops, best of 3: 6.91 msec per loop
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