|Maintainer||Daniel Fischer <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Fast search of strict
ByteString values using the
A description of the algorithm can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knuth-Morris-Pratt_algorithm.
Original authors: Justin Bailey (jgbailey at gmail.com) and Chris Kuklewicz (haskell at list.mightyreason.com).
This module provides two functions for finding the occurrences of a pattern in a target string using the Knuth-Morris-Pratt algorithm. It exists only for systematic reasons, the functions from Data.ByteString.Search are much faster, except for very short patterns, in which case Data.ByteString.Search.DFA provides better functions.
Complexity and Performance
The preprocessing of the pattern is O(
patternLength) in time and space.
The time complexity of the searching phase is O(
targetLength) for both
In most cases, these functions are considerably slower than the Boyer-Moore variants, performance is close to that of those from Data.ByteString.Search.DFA.
Both functions can be usefully partially applied. Given only a pattern, the auxiliary data will be computed only once, allowing for efficient re-use.