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README.md

Languages Regex Benchmark

It's just a simple regex benchmark for different programming languages.

Measures how long it takes to find and count non-overlapping occurrences.

All benchmarks are wrong, but some are useful - Szilard, benchm-ml

I hope this benchmark can be helpful for choosing a language but it's not only about performance, each language has its engine and offers different features (like UTF support, backreferences, capturing groups...)

Input text

The input text is a concatenation of Learn X in Y minutes repository.

Maybe isn't the best representative text. I'm searching other texts to add to the benchmark.

Regex patterns

  • Email: [\w\.+-]+@[\w\.-]+\.[\w\.-]+
  • URI: [\w]+://[^/\s?#]+[^\s?#]+(?:\?[^\s#]*)?(?:#[^\s]*)?
  • IPv4: (?:(?:25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9])\.){3}(?:25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9])

The above regex patterns aren't the best or the optimal. The focus is the benchmark, not the matching.

The patterns are applied to the whole file.

Measure

Measuring is done inside the programs to avoid include startup, reading and writing times on results.

Elapsed time include pattern compilation, find and count occurrences.

Performance

Docker image was run on: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2017), 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 with macOS Sierra 10.13.6.

Language Email(ms) URI(ms) IP(ms) Total(ms)
C PCRE2 23.65 23.41 6.59 53.66
PHP 24.36 23.43 6.20 53.99
Rust 24.56 26.00 7.11 57.67
Javascript 68.47 54.71 1.76 124.93
Perl 103.83 72.04 22.74 198.61
Crystal 134.12 115.41 14.58 264.10
Dart 116.25 113.86 92.50 322.62
D ldc 202.58 202.91 5.97 411.46
D dmd 232.56 238.09 6.62 477.27
Ruby 282.52 249.00 55.74 587.26
Python PyPy2 182.65 169.74 334.07 686.46
Python 2 224.24 155.98 361.56 741.78
Java 203.92 240.52 339.92 784.36
Kotlin 220.12 238.17 329.70 787.98
Dart Native 387.16 442.54 7.44 837.13
Python PyPy3 292.92 265.08 320.00 878.00
Python 3 314.01 233.17 387.53 934.71
Go 298.15 301.22 453.10 1052.47
C++ 428.43 366.11 312.41 1106.96
C# .Net Core 1223.51 1020.84 87.26 2331.60
C# Mono 2968.90 2504.45 175.21 5648.57
  • Language: Indicates the language.
  • Email(ms), URI(ms), IP(ms): Indicates the time elapsed in milliseconds for find and count non-overlapping occurrences for the pattern.
  • Total(ms): Indicates the sum of the above times.

Versions and notes

  • C: gcc 7.4.0 & PCRE2 10.31-2
  • Crystal: crystal 0.31.1 - LLVM: 8.0.0
  • C++: g++ 7.4.0 | Boost 1.65.0
  • C#: dotnet 3.0.100 | Mono 6.4.0.198
  • D: DMD v2.089.0 | LDC 1.8.0
  • Dart: Dart 2.6.1
  • Go: go 1.13.4
  • Java: OpenJDK 11.0.4
  • Javascript: node v13.1.0
  • Kotlin: kotlinc-jvm 1.3.50
  • Perl: perl v5.26.1
  • PHP: PHP 7.2.24
  • Python: Python 2.7.15+ | Python 3.6.8 | PyPy 7.2.0
  • Ruby: ruby 2.5.1p57
  • Rust: rustc 1.39.0

How to run

The easiest way to run the benchmark is by using Docker.

git clone https://github.com/mariomka/regex-benchmark.git
cd regex-benchmark
docker run --rm -v $(pwd):/var/regex mariomka/regex-benchmark:1.2 

Contributing

All contributions are welcome, from tiny optimizations to new implementations.

There are only two requirements:

  • Follow the style of the current implementations
  • Update Dockerfile if it's necessary

Kudos

License

MIT © Mario Juárez.

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