AW: Re: Regex help needed...

Thierry Douez th.douez at
Wed Feb 3 07:34:24 EST 2016

There's huge differences in how regex implementations perform in different
> languages. For example:

​Last year, I did some experiments:

I had a 100 lines of LiveCode with a bunch of really big Regex.
It took 120 seconds on my Macbook to run.

I tried diffferent ways to write/modify the regex, and it always keep
around 120 seconds.

Then, using my sunnYperl external,
I copy/paste all my regex ( not one modification )
and rewrite the LC part in Perl (a bit more work but not that much).

I came down to 9 seconds.

Kind regards,


Thierry Douez -
sunnYrex - sunnYtext2speech - sunnYperl - sunnYmidi - sunnYmage

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