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string search, can it be done faster ?

Posted on 2012-04-03
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i am looking for occurrances of the word 'checked' and adding it to an array
var strg;
strg += "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet";
strg + = "checked";
strg += "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet";
strg += "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet";

   k = strg.indexOf("checked");
   
   var dupa = [];
   
  while (k !=  -1)
  {
	  dupa.push(k);
	 k = strg.indexOf("checked",k+10);
	 
   }
  

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Question by:Rozamunda
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by:gurvinder372
ID: 37804552
if you simply want to check the number of occurrences of String "checked", then just try this

var strg;
strg += "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet";
strg + = "checked";
strg += "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet";
strg += "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet";

var numberOfInstances =  strg.split("checked").length - 1;


var dupa = [];
for ( var counter = 0; counter < numberOfInstances ; counter++)
{
    dupa[counter] = "checked";
}
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by:Rozamunda
ID: 37804563
not really, actually I want to add to an array the word which is after checked, and starts with '978..'. But I am going to using another index of after I find 'checked' (if this is the most optimal way)
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by:gurvinder372
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<<not really, actually I want to add to an array the word which is after checked, and starts with '978..'. But I am going to using another index of after I find 'checked' (if this is the most optimal way)>>
I don't see this in your original question.

You already have an array which is splitted by "Checked", so you know that every item of the array is the word coming after "checked" only. So you can add accordingly
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by:Rozamunda
ID: 37804595
ok, so you think is it faster than index of  ? My strings can be very long, max 10000 characters
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by:gurvinder372
ID: 37804609
everytime you do index of, whole string has to be searched again for the parameter you will be passing for indexOf()

Split() is likely to do the same in one iteration of the characters in the string
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by:Rozamunda
ID: 37804617
But I am passing a second parameter to the indexof telling when to begin the next search (if match was found before)
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<<But I am passing a second parameter to the indexof telling when to begin the next search (if match was found before)>>
So, how does it become faster than split()? It is just like writing more code to do the same thing
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