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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: mod_substitute docs
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:11:50 GMT

On Feb 14, 2008, at 9:06 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Eric Covener wrote:
>> Anyone else +1 for flatten-as-default and providing an option such  
>> as:
>> 'q'uick: Substitute more efficiently, but further substitutions will
>> not be able match across the boundaries of this substitutions
>> replacement string.
> +1, anything requiring this depth-of-understanding is prone to be a  
> problem.
> The optimization would have to know that the smallest pattern-match  
> space
> is some (x) characters long, and unconditionally do a set-aside of  
> (x-1)
> characters of trailing data from each bucket, to match across calls.
> Flatten is so much simpler for the casual user.

And sooo much slower (and memory extensive)... I submit that
the vast majority of people would NOT require it and thus
should not be subjected to the overhead.

But that's just my own 2c :)

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