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On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Jonathan Goble <> wrote:
> The catch here is that in order to create a module containing my new
> functions (find, gmatch, and gsub in addition to match), I (assume)
> would have to copy-and-paste all of the pattern matching code, roughly
> 500 lines of code, into my new module, just to change about 10 to 15
> lines. That does not seem like a reasonable plan of attack.

I used to worry about this kind of thing, but realized that in the
21st century such anxiety is premature optimization.  The extension
would really only be a few kB.

steve d.