[Chicago-talk] Removing "." from a string?

Andy Lester andy at petdance.com
Fri Feb 1 15:22:45 PST 2008

On Feb 1, 2008, at 5:23 PM, Steven Lembark wrote:

>> Other than saving one keystroke, is there anything specifically more
>> correct or better to using tr/// there than using perl's re?
> Less overhead: tr is iterative & table-driven,
> regex is recursive NDA.

All of which is undoubtedly irrelevant in this case, or 99% of any  
case unless for some reason you have a program where the bottleneck is  
the removal of periods from a string.

In this case, Richard wants the most readable version.


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