[fpc-devel] Re: enumerators

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Nov 14 16:02:38 CET 2010

In our previous episode, Thaddy said:
> > would be evaluated every time. S
> > the O(N^2) stems from the fact that it is hard to get the ith
> > character in a a UTF8String in O(1). Suppose it is o(N), then the loop
> > is O(n^2).
> >
> "Hard to" is implementation detail and not part of any algorithm. A 
> translation table goes a long way in implementing your example efficiently.

What kind of translation table ? Do you have an example? What is the key and
what is the value?  

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