Programming Challenge

Kirk Cerny kirksemail at
Fri Sep 28 15:45:06 MDT 2007

I did not know this either. Very Impressive.

I did not know you could use a function inside a regexp
that could take matches as arguments.

On 9/28/07, Levi Pearson <levi at> wrote:
> > However, I think mine would be faster than Levi's if the algorithm
> > was ported to C. Do we have any volunteers who would like to port
> > mine to C, and test it against Levi's "evil state machine"?
> Looks pretty nice, and potentially portable to C, but I'm curious why
> you think it would be faster.  Not that I'm disagreeing; it may be
> faster, but I've already spent more time on it than I'd like, so I'm
> not going to port yours and compare it.
>                 --Levi
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