On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Wilson Bilkovich wrote:

> On 12/20/05, John Carter <john.carter / tait.co.nz> wrote:
>> While profiling some code I noticed =~, String.match and Regexp.match
>> turning up in my hotspots. So here is the results of a little
>> benchmarking to resolve which is faster to use...
>>
> Huh. Interesting.  Why is
> string=~/frogs/o
> faster than:
> string=~/frogs/
> ..when there are no substitutions involved?

I suspect they are the same to within the experimental error. ie. No 
difference.


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