which is faster for searching?

larry at significantplanet.org larry at significantplanet.org
Tue Jun 17 13:11:37 EDT 2014


Thanks to Mark and jbv for the good advice.
I ended up using the "for each line..." since that was easy and fast
Larry

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <jbv at souslelogo.com>
To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: which is faster for searching?


> Larry,
>
> "repeat for each line..." is definitely faster
>
> and
>
>   repeat for each line j in myVar
>      if j contains myText then
>      end if
>   end repeat
>
> should be pretty fast.
>
> jbv
>
>
>> I have a large variable containing about 3000 lines of data - each line
>> about 100 characters.
>>
>> I want to search through the variable and find all the lines that contain
>> a specified string
>>
>> Should I use (repeatedly) "lineoffset...", or should I use "repeat for
>> each line..."  or maybe some other faster way?
>>
>> Or with only 3000 lines of data, does it even matter?
>>
>> TIA
>> Larry
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