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#79 in Text processing
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This crate provides a library for caching or lazily creating regular expressions.
Lazy regular expressions are backed by a OnceMutex, while the regular expression cache is backed by a Least Recently Used cache.
lazy_static! is great but it's only usable when you know what your regular
In some cases you're loading an insane number of regular expressions (looking
at you libphonenumber) that you might eventually use but don't actually want to
String since that makes you lose type information and ease of use.
When you have many regular expressions you don't want to use instantly and don't care about delaying the regular expression compilation.
When you want to limit the number of active regular expressions, the
RegexCache only keeps around a specified number of actively used regular
Since it's an LRU cache having a small limit and using different regular expressions every time ends up wasting memory and time for nothing.
When you want to transparently use a
RegexCache and still have an easy to use
and typed regular expression instead of storing a
String to then compile with
Keep in mind what's stored inside a
CachedRegex is an
Arc<Mutex<RegexCache>>, which means there is locking involved when calling
any methods on
For technical reasons there is no way to get a
&Regex out of a
and some methods from
Regex aren't usable on a
CachedRegex, it should still
be fine for most uses.