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gob

github.com/karrick/gobls

go buffered line scanner

by Karrick McDermott

v1.3.5 (see all)License:MIT
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gobls

Gobls is a buffered line scanner for Go.

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Description

Similar to bufio.Scanner, but wraps bufio.Reader.ReadLine so lines of arbitrary length can be scanned. It uses a hybrid approach so that in most cases, when lines are not unusually long, the fast code path is taken. When lines are unusually long, it uses the per-scanner pre-allocated byte slice to reassemble the fragments into a single slice of bytes.

Example

Enumerating lines from an io.Reader (drop in replacement for bufio.Scanner)

When you have an io.Reader that you want to enumerate, normally you wrap it in bufio.Scanner. This library is a drop in replacement for this particular circumstance, and you can change from bufio.NewScanner(r) to gobls.NewScanner(r), and no longer have to worry about token too long errors.

    var lines, characters int
    ls := gobls.NewScanner(os.Stdin)
    for ls.Scan() {
        lines++
        characters += len(ls.Bytes())
    }
    if err:= ls.Err(); err != nil {
        fmt.Fprintln(os.Stderr, "cannot scan:", err)
    }
    fmt.Println("Counted",lines,"lines and",characters,"characters.")

Enumerating lines from []byte

If you already have a slice of bytes that you want to enumerate lines for, it is much more performant to wrap that byte slice with gobls.NewBufferScanner(buf) than to wrap the slice in a io.Reader and call either the above or bufio.NewScanner.

    var lines, characters int
    ls := gobls.NewBufferScanner(buf)
    for ls.Scan() {
        lines++
        characters += len(ls.Bytes())
    }
    if err:= ls.Err(); err != nil {
        fmt.Fprintln(os.Stderr, "cannot scan:", err)
    }
    fmt.Println("Counted",lines,"lines and",characters,"characters.")

Performance

The BufferScanner is faster than bufio.Scanner for all benchmarks. However, on my test system, the regular Scanner takes from 2% to nearly 40% longer than bufio scanner, depending on the length of the lines to be scanned. The 40% longer times were only observed when line lengths were bufio.MaxScanTokenSize bytes long. Usually the performance penalty is 2% to 15% of bufio measurements.

Run go test -bench=. -benchmem on your system for comparison. I'm sure the testing method could be improved. Suggestions are welcomed.

For circumstances where there is no concern about enumerating lines whose lengths are longer than the max token length from bufio, then I recommend using the standard library.

On the other hand, if you already have a slice of bytes, library is much more performant than the equivalent bufio.NewScanner(bytes.NewReader(buf)).

$ go test -bench=. -benchmem
goos: linux
goarch: amd64
pkg: github.com/karrick/gobls
BenchmarkScanner/0064/bufio-8               30000000   43.7  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0064/reader-8              20000000   59.2  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0064/buffer-8              50000000   33.7  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0128/bufio-8               30000000   54.5  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0128/reader-8              20000000   70.5  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0128/buffer-8              30000000   38.9  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0256/bufio-8               20000000   79.8  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0256/reader-8              20000000   94.9  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0256/buffer-8              30000000   50.2  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0512/bufio-8               10000000    123  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0512/reader-8              10000000    144  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/0512/buffer-8              20000000   79.0  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/1024/bufio-8               10000000    210  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/1024/reader-8              10000000    227  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/1024/buffer-8              10000000    119  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/2048/bufio-8                5000000    382  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/2048/reader-8               3000000    413  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/2048/buffer-8               5000000    272  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/4096/bufio-8                2000000    701  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/4096/reader-8               2000000    733  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/4096/buffer-8               3000000    517  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/excessively_long/bufio-8     200000  11681  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/excessively_long/reader-8    100000  14464  ns/op  2  B/op  0  allocs/op
BenchmarkScanner/excessively_long/buffer-8    200000   8688  ns/op  0  B/op  0  allocs/op
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