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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Preventing matches in regular expressions

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Preventing matches in regular expressions
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 00:35:48 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Aaron Bentley <address@hidden>

    > We were going to use [the cut operator] to optimize inventory
    > operations by combining all the regexes into one.  But it turned
    > out that libhackerlab needed to be fixed, because the cut
    > operator was disabling important regex optimizations.

Did I leave you with the wrong impression, re that?

The fix there is on the order of one line of code.

It's just that it's a fix in a critical and complex part of
libhackerlab so somebody needs to spend 3 days doing it very

It's like the difference between changing "a lightbulb" 
and changing "The Lightbulb".   Equally trivial, but not to be done on
a whim or while distracted.


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