ietf-nntp Simplification of wildmat
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Mon May 7 02:50:10 PDT 2001
Russ Allbery said:
>> How do you unfold "alt.[^x]*" into something not-too-long ?
> Well, if you have ',' and '!' available, alt.?*,!alt.x*.
True. Perhaps "alt.[^a-z0-9]*" might have been a better example.
> But how often do
> you actually use such a pattern? (As mentioned here before, Diablo
> doesn't even have set notation in its wildmat implementation.)
I don't tend to do such things anyway - preferring an off-line newsreader -
so I'm a bad person to ask.
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