OMG text processing performance 6.7 - 9.5

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Mon Feb 3 19:15:51 EST 2020

I can see that if the text is in a field. When deleting the chars the
remaining text must be reformatted. Try it with the text in a variable.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of J. Landman Gay via use-livecode
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2020 6:48 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Cc: J. Landman Gay
Subject: Re: OMG text processing performance 6.7 - 9.5

On 2/3/20 2:19 PM, hh via use-livecode wrote:
> Parse1 is here always at least 30% faster than Parse2.

I'm seeing the same thing, only more so. I searched for "the" in a 424K text

parse1 = 11 ms
parse2 = 111 ms

The text was imported into a field using the property inspector, which I
assume converted it to UTF16 automatically.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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