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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 03:23:15 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: rule with multi symbols

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 08:17:51PM +0200, Magnum, P.I. wrote:
> On 04/14/2010 06:50 PM, Magnum, P.I. wrote:
> >Az,[!@&(], A0,\p0[!@&(],
> On second thought, it's better written
> Az,[!@&(], A0,\0,
> even though my previous answer does work too. It will end up the same as 
> long as the \p0 range is identical to the range refered to, if I 
> understand it right. Anyway this simpler rule might be a tad quicker. 
> That's just a guess though.

It is cleaner, but it is not any quicker - and strictly speaking neither
is a rule - they're preprocessor expressions that result in the exact
same sets of four rules each (which is why the speed stays the same).

However, this is quicker (commands re-ordered):

A0,[!@&(], Az,\0,

And this is quicker yet (simpler commands):

^[!@&(] $\0


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