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Generalthis is one of the weirdest things i've written in a long time Pin
honey the codewitch18-Dec-20 3:48
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I needed a way to compare an escaped string coming out of a file with a series of unescaped strings passed to a function to see if one of them matches.

The easy way:
Load the string from the file, unescape it and compare each string in turn.
Pro: easy to code and maintain
Con: Requires the entire string to live in memory, requiring a buffer for it first.

The hard way:
Load the string one character at a time from a file, while deescaping inline, keep a list of pointers to the current location for each string you're checking against, compare and advance each of the string pointers in turn. If one doesn't match, disqualify it by setting its pointer to null, and when you're done see if you wound up with an undisqualified string.
Pro: only needs a character at a time in memory, plus scratch for the pointers
Con: Weird to write and maintain.

Because I'm coding on extremely low memory scenarios, i picked the hard way. I hate this code though, but there is an irresponsible part of me that enjoyed writing it. Shucks | :-\
Real programmers use butterflies

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