Delphi Haven – Back in September 2012, a post appeared in non-tech reporting Delphi’s PCRE wrapper to be many, many times slower than Python’s. With sample code attached, the problem was undeniable, though the immediate cause was soon identified: the Delphi wrapper’s failure to include a ‘don’t validate the UTF8′ flag (PCRE was traditionally a UTF-8 based library, so the Delphi wrapper was using UTF8String). Putting everyone’s work together, I posted a QC report. Soon after doing that an even better solution was noted, which was for the wrapper to wrap a newer ...
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