I did a test on the same file, but with 1129344 entries to replace and as you said in this case emeditor is faster without any doubt…..especially when “Match case” is checked.
I don’t know if textpad use ANSI comparison or not, but if that is the case i guess it can make a difference as well as you also said.
In any case i don’t find the speed to be a problem for either of them so it was never mean’t as a complaint…..just an observation.
I’ve played around with the source code, and succeeded to optimize the Replace function. The next minor version (7.00.7) will become much faster than previous versions (about 5X faster when ignoring case, and 2X faster when matching case in my test).