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Re: strpos() && KMP

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Pavel Ajtkulov <ajtkulov(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: strpos() && KMP
Date: 2007-08-01 22:41:31
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Pavel Ajtkulov wrote:
> Also, I advise to use "select .. where strpos(att, 'word') > 0;" instead "select .. where attr like '%word%'"
> (strpos must be faster than regex).

The LIKE code does not use the regex engine. See 
src/backend/utils/adt/like.c and like_match.c - which recently got an 
efficiency makeover, especially for MB charsets (and most especially for 



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