On 19 Jan 2008, at 16:21, Dave Thomas wrote:

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> On Jan 18, 2008, at 9:59 PM, yermej wrote:
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>> That one took awhile - 5m29s real time vs 1m2s real time for the
>> Illiad - though the increase is close to linear given the number of
>> characters in each text (3285165 vs. 806921).
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> I've got the same output for both examples. Current times are 2.767s  
> and 12.894s elapsed on a 3GHz processor.
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> Ruby's clever copy-on-write string handling really shines here.

Hmm, I was happy with my solution (similiar times to yermej on 1.8GHz)  
until I saw Dave's times. I'm really looking forward to seeing the code.

/dh

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