++blokhead. My hat is off to you.
I'd really like to see two things.
- The same algorithm implemented using normal perl. Iterative, recursive, a mixture of the two. Whatever, so long as it solved the same problem (and arrived at the same answer:).
- A benchmark of a few, well chosen, 'typical cases' using your pure-regex, Abigail's extended regex, and the pure perl solutions.
Throw in a CPAN Perl-over-'generic paths'-C-library, solution and we'd have a very interesting shoot-out:)
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"Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
"Think for yourself!" - Abigail
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