On Thu, 24 May 2007, Mike S. wrote:
I ran the profiler on my program and it said that 51% of the time is spent
in Array#each. Is there any way to speed this up (like using
Mostly what the profiler is telling you is “don’t do that”.
Which sometimes isn’t very helpful.
The thing to do rather than ask “is there something faster than
Array#each?” rather ask is there a way I can rewrite my algorithm so I
don’t called Array#each so much?
I tend to not look at those entries in the profiler output and skip
downwards until I find the first method I wrote and optimize that.
And is there a quicker way to do a .gsub if I’m using just strings and not a
I don’t know exactly what you’re doing but String = does a lot more
than I would naively think.
str[fixnum] = fixnum
str[fixnum] = new_str
str[fixnum, fixnum] = new_str
str[range] = aString
str[regexp] = new_str
str[regexp, fixnum] = new_str
str[other_str] = new_str
Element Assignment---Replaces some or all of the content of _str_.
The portion of the string affected is determined using the same
criteria as +String#+. If the replacement string is not the same
length as the text it is replacing, the string will be adjusted
accordingly. If the regular expression or string is used as the
index doesn't match a position in the string, +IndexError+ is
raised. If the regular expression form is used, the optional
+Fixnum+ allows you to specify which portion of the match to
replace (effectively using the +MatchData+ indexing rules. The
forms that take a +Fixnum+ will raise an +IndexError+ if the value
is out of range; the +Range+ form will raise a +RangeError+, and
the +Regexp+ and +String+ forms will silently ignore the
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