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It was thus said that the Great Soni L. once stated:
> On 24/09/15 12:39 PM, Dirk Laurie wrote:
> >Consider the following code:
> >
> >local trim_pattern = "^%s*(.*%S)%s*$"
> >
> Wouldn't it be faster if you trimmed at start, reversed, then trimmed at 
> start again? (or maybe at start, then at end?)

  I think the fastest was is mentioned in this posting back in 2009: 

but you can check the entire thread starting from:

  -spc (I'll take Past Topics for $200, Alex!)