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    SubjectRe: BK-kernel-tools/shortlog update
    On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 09:10:31PM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
    > On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > Btw, one feature I'd like to see in shortlog is the ability to use
    > > regexps for email address matching, ie something like
    > >
    > > 'torvalds@.*' => 'Linus Torvalds'
    > > ...
    > > 'alan@.*' => 'Alan Cox'
    > > ...
    > > '' => 'Benjamin LaHaise',
    > > 'bcrl@.*' => '?? Benjamin LaHaise',
    > > ..
    > >
    > > I don't know whether you can force perl to do something like this, but if
    > > somebody were to try...

    Perl is very regex-friendly. Sure it can do this :)

    > I'd like to keep the hash for all those addresses that aren't wildcards
    > and that aren't regexps -- we have fast, that is O(1) to O(log n),
    > access to the hash (depending on Perl's implementation) and we have
    > worse than O(n) for regexp, where n is the count of address strings or
    > regexps.
    > Would you agree to a version that has a set of fixed addresses and a
    > separate list of regexps, tries the hash first and then a list of
    > regexps? That sounds like a) easy addition, b) good performance to me
    > (before implementing it). If so, I could add some code for that feature.

    Do we really care about performance here?

    I think maintain-ability is probably more important.

    In any case, splitting the lists into "fixed" and "regex" doesn't seem
    like a bad idea, provided that the change was fairly easy and


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