[fpc-pascal] fast text processing

Vincent Snijders vsnijders at quicknet.nl
Wed Oct 31 08:52:15 CET 2007

Bee schreef:
>> TStrings is meant for GUI purposes. It's design and implementation are
>> not optimized.
> Then its our task to optimize it more (and more) so it could as fast as 
> Perl. What I meant here is using standard or default FPC's 
> classes/units. ;) I don't count any third parties class/units/library or 
> non standard attempt here since it'd require extra effort, especially 
> for newbies or newcomers (to FPC).
> Of course, I know I can beat Perl using my own optimized TStrings 
> written in assembler by hand mixed by pascal syntax. But, that's not the 
> point. ;)

The point is that you are probably using the wrong class (I have not seen your 
code). To do unique word counts, a hash table is more suitable that a string list.


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