Subject: Re: RFC: memmem(3)
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/04/2003 01:07:22
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 12:37:27AM +1030, wrote:
> > -- Unlike the Boyer/Moore and the other cited algorithms, memmem(3) has
> >    little overhead and may actually yield better performance under
> >    certain conditions.
> Uhmm, I can't let this slip through uncommented.
> Sure, for single calls per pattern in small "haystacks" the brute force
> implementation is the best. In general it certainly is not.
> I won't comment on unecessary bloat in libc, since we already have bm(3), and
> this is very lightweight compared to it.
> But please at least put a prominent pointer to bm(3) in the man page.

I have no problems with a pointer to bm(3) and perhaps others that
are relevant to this operation. The man page presented was a first cut
and its nice to see some input here.

cheerio Berndt