RegExpr (String) seems to be considerably faster than Separate (String) when parsing lager amounts of data (see attached patch). The only thing that´s keeping me from using it: it´s “missing” a Former Index output. Would be really nice to have.
hm but keep in mind that the marshalling costs for strings are quite high ( the transition from unmanaged to managed and vice versa), so going the plugin route might not be the best way if you’re dealing with a large amount of string data which changes every other frame. if it stays constant it should be ok.