Re: Extracting a numeric value from a string.

Tad McClellan wrote:
And several hundred? CPU cycles less than the s///, no
building/executing/tearing down of a finite state machine.

How Regexes Work:

Dude, you are giving this WAAAAYYYY more thought than is really merited
(really, though, I'm sure you realize it's all a joke). But the link
you provided is a VERY interesting read...