Dideved - 10:26 am on Jun 29, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: phranque at 12:04 pm (utc) on Jun 30, 2013]
System: The following 7 messages were cut out of thread at: http://www.webmasterworld.com/apache/4588670.htm [webmasterworld.com] and spliced on to this thread by phranque - 4:59 am on Jun 30, 2013 (utc -7)
(d) the expression .* should never be used in mid-pattern if you can possibly help it. If you can't get by with a simple
For the benefit of the OP, it needs to be mentioned that -- although Lucy's other recommendations are all great -- this particular recommendation is not widely accepted. The use of .* is both standard practice and frequently used even in the official documentation.
I have the benefit of knowing that Lucy's motivation for discouraging .* is to save a few nanoseconds of performance. But since I'm apparently the only one around here who bothers to runs benchmarks, I also have the benefit of knowing that her alternative isn't any faster. Not that a few nanoseconds would matter anyway.
[edit reason] clarify System tracks [/edit]
[edited by: phranque at 12:04 pm (utc) on Jun 30, 2013]