[Chicago-talk] Using a hash in a regex

Kent Cowgill kent at c2group.net
Thu Jul 13 15:04:30 PDT 2006

On Thu, 13 Jul 2006, Jay Strauss wrote:
> What is the advantage of index() to
> regex?

You could benchmark the two approaches.  With a small
enough list of files, the advantage may not be that great.  The docs touch
on this:

   index STR,SUBSTR
         The index function searches for one string within another, but
         without the wildcard-like behavior of a full regular-expression
         pattern match.

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