Thanks Jesus,
    This method actually decreased the runtime by quite a bit, so thanks
for the help!  However, I still need something even faster if it exists,
so any other ideas would be appreciated.  I may have to just implement
this part is C or something.

Danny.

Jesús Gabriel y Galán wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Danny Challis <dannychallis / gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>>
>> Once again, what I'm really looking for is something fast. I've tried
>> using external linux commands such as awk, but that was much much
>> slower. Any ideas?
> 
> I don't know how slow is scan for you. An implementation using
> String#index and a loop is a little bit faster, but not too much:
>...
> 
> Don't know if this is enough for you, probably not :-)
> 
> Jesus.
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