in reply to Re^2: How to split unique patterns
in thread How to split unique patterns

... I might have left out some criteria ...

Oh, of course you left out critical criteria! Answering these questions would not be near as much fun if we actually had accurate problem statements to begin with. I'm sure Corion appreciates the opportunity to waste... er, devote his or her time to providing a useful and insightful answer to a fundamentally mis-stated question.

Many ++ to Corion for truly humble monkish patience, forbearance and generosity in dealing with a miserable sinner.