bop

Bop, an ultra fast Boyer-Moore parser/matcher optimized for string and buffer patterns (<= 255 bytes), then it is ideal for parsing multipart/form-data streams, that have a pattern / boundary length < ~70 bytes.

###Bop

  • Bop is a very fast Boyer-Moore parser for string or buffer patterns.
  • It is optimized for using with pattern strings/buffers <= 255 bytes.
  • It is ideal for parsing multipart/form-data streams, that have a pattern / boundary length < ~70 bytes.

###Main features

Given a m-length pattern and n-length data, and σ-length alphabet ( σ = 256 ):

  • it performs the comparisons from right to left.
  • preprocessing phase in O(m+σ) time and space complexity.
  • searching phase in O(m*n) time complexity.
  • 3*n text character comparisons in the worst case when searching for a non periodic pattern.
  • O(n/m) best performance.

See Lecroq for reference and also __Qap__, a QuickSearch parser.

###Install

$ npm install bop [-g]

require:

var Bop = require( 'bop' );

###Run Tests

$cd bop/
$npm test

###Run Benchmarks

$ cd bop/
$ npm run bench

###Constructor

Create an instance with a Buffer or String pattern.

Bop( Buffer | String pattern )
// or 
new Bop( Buffer | String pattern )

Arguments within [ ] are optional.

/*
 * List all pattern occurrences into a String or Buffer data.
 * It returns a new array of indexes, or populates an array
 * passed as the last argument.
 *
 * NOTE: it is faster using Buffers.
 */
Bop#parse( String data | Buffer data [, Number startFromIndex [, Number limitResultsTo [, Array array ] ] ] ) : Array
 
/*
 * Change the pattern to search.
 */
Bop#set( Buffer || String pattern ) : Buffer

###Usage Example

var assert = require( 'assert' )
    , Bop = require( 'bop' )
    , pattern = 'hellofolks\r\n\r\n'
    , text = 'hehe' + pattern +'loremipsumhellofolks\r\n' + pattern
    // create a Bop instance that parses the pattern 
    , bop = Bop( pattern )
    // parse data from beginning 
    , results = bop.parse( text )
    , bresults = null
    ;
 
// change pattern 
bop.set( new Buffer( pattern ) );
 
// re-parse data passing a Buffer instead of a String 
bresults = bop.parse( new Buffer( text ) );
 
// results are the same 
assert.deepEqual( results, bresults );
 
// parser results ( starting indexes ) [ 4, 40 ] 
console.log( results, bresults );

####Benchmark for a short pattern ( length <= 255 bytes )

Parser uses 3 Buffers 256-bytes long to build shifting tables, then:

  • Pattern parsing / table creation space and time complexity is O(σ).
  • Very low memory footprint.
  • Ultra fast to preprocess pattern ( = tables creation ).
  $ node bench/small-pattern-data-rate

for default it:

  • uses a pattern string of 57 bytes/chars.
  • builds a data buffer of 700 MB in memory.
  • uses a redundancy/distance factor for pattern strings equal to 2. The bigger the value, the lesser are occurrences of pattern string into the text buffer.

Custom Usage:

  # with [testBufferSizeInMB] [distanceFactor] [aStringPattern]
  $ node bench/small-pattern-data-rate.js 700 4 "that'sallfolks"

####Benchmark for a big pattern ( length > 255 bytes )

Parser uses 3 arrays to build shifting tables for big patterns, then:

  • there will be an high memory consumption, due to the use of arrays.
  • it will take a long time to preprocess pattern ( = tables creation ).
  $ node bench/big-pattern-data-rate
  • it uses a very big pattern ( 20 MBytes ).
  • it builds a data buffer of 300 MBytes, copying the same pattern 12 times.

See bench dir.

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