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- Subject: RE: How to extract a word at a given position in a string?
- From: Benoit Germain <bgermain@...>
- Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:14:08 +0100
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Behalf Of Roberto Ierusalimschy
> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:00 PM
> To: Lua mailing list
> Subject: Re: How to extract a word at a given position in a string?
> What is wrong with reversing the string ('string.reverse')?
> -- Roberto
[BG] Reversing the string is fine when it is rather small (which is my case).
However, I suppose one can encounter a situation where a large text has to be searched,
and there is no easy means of extracting a small portion to search in. In that case,
duplicating the whole text, and searching through it, is expensive.
I was just wondering if there was a possibility to apply all pattern matching functions
in the reverse direction.