On Mar 15, 2006, at 6:33 AM, Vincent Foley wrote:

> I have something else that is probably common knowledge: if you can
> avoid using regular expressions, do it.  By replacing the regex  
> matches
> in my script with string operations, I increased the runtime speed  
> by a
> factor of ~4.

However, if you can replace a few Ruby operations with one  
complicated search and replace, sometimes it works the other way.  It  
depends on the problem.

James Edward Gray II