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On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:45 AM, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
> * Josh Simmons:
>>> You should avoid string copies, perhaps by changing the signature of
>>> parse() from parse(string) to parse(string, i, j), where parse() only
>>> operates on the substring consisting of the characters [i, j].
>> They're not copies, and you can't avoid the work here.
> You can surely copy each character at most once, independently of the
> structure nesting depth.  This will address the quadratic behavior.

I'm not quite sure I read you, oh yes I do duh. I'll fix that up.