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Nick Ing-Simmons
December 19, 2000 01:20
strtoul (was Re: [PATCH] Fcntl constants speedup)
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Nicholas Clark <> writes:
>So it looks like we might get a speed kick from doing strtoul ourselves in
>sv.c (as part of looks_like_number) hardwired for base 10.

Sounds good - I was always slightly surprised it did not do it anyway.

>As long as we don't mind losing locale based number grouping (whatever
>that is, but it's compiled in in my copy of strtol - I disassembled it
>and can see the pattern of code that's doing it)

We only loose "locale based number grouping" for things that "look like numbers"
in perl's view - so do we really loose anything?

Nick Ing-Simmons <>
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