Robert Klemme wrote:

> "Greg Brondo" <greg / brondo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:weZia.3906$2x2.1766565 / dca1-nnrp1.news.algx.net...
> 
>>Robert Klemme wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hi Greg,
>>>
>>>out of curiosity, could you test the attached Java class and tell us
>>>whether it behaves differently than the one you provided?  Thanks!
> 
> 
>>Robert, tried the new Java class.  Speed up read by about 4 seconds.
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> 
> So this is an improvement from 8.6 secs or from 16.76 secs?
> 
> 
>>BTW -- thanks all for answering my question.  Here's my reason for
>>asking in the first place:  I really like the promise and application of
>>Ruby so I'm trying to begin using it more and more in my daily work.
>>I'm a Python hack (and a Java Hack as well) but I really like the
>>cleaness and builtin regex that Ruby provides.
> 
> 
> Yes, that's true.
> 
> 
>>Anyway, I'm going to run some more tests now with the same dataset
>>without writing to the screen to see what I get.  I'll post the results
>>soon.
> 
> 
> ... including the original or the modified Java class?
> 
>     robert
> 
Ok, latest results.  this time I tried 1.6.8-cygwin on the same machine. 
  A little larger BIG file (avg line length = 46)

Elapsed    = 8.83099997
Line count = 1638391

Seems the IO using Cygwin1.dll is much faster than the stock 1.6.8 mswin 
compiled version.