OMG text processing performance 6.7 - 9.5

Neville neville.smythe at
Thu Jan 30 16:48:33 EST 2020

Are you perchance using lineOffset searches? I have found that lineOffset performance on utf8 text degrades exponentially with the length of the file, presumably as it searches for line breaks. Use offset instead which remains fast (and much faster still if you can search on the raw text before textencoding, then utf8 encode the found chunks)

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