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revision 542 by ph10, Tue Jun 15 08:49:47 2010 UTC revision 545 by ph10, Wed Jun 16 10:51:15 2010 UTC
# Line 1446  There are a number of optimizations that Line 1446  There are a number of optimizations that
1446  a match, in order to speed up the process. For example, if it is known that an  a match, in order to speed up the process. For example, if it is known that an
1447  unanchored match must start with a specific character, it searches the subject  unanchored match must start with a specific character, it searches the subject
1448  for that character, and fails immediately if it cannot find it, without  for that character, and fails immediately if it cannot find it, without
1449  actually running the main matching function. This means that a special item  actually running the main matching function. This means that a special item
1450  such as (*COMMIT) at the start of a pattern is not considered until after a  such as (*COMMIT) at the start of a pattern is not considered until after a
1451  suitable starting point for the match has been found. When callouts are in use,  suitable starting point for the match has been found. When callouts are in use,
1452  these "start-up" optimizations can cause them to be skipped if the pattern is  these "start-up" optimizations can cause them to be skipped if the pattern is

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