I guess TIMTOWTDI. It is a question of emphasis, yours is
on performance, mine
is on readability and incremental building.
If I combine my idea of (ab)?using
.* with the concept that
one can hack perl6 to make
one's own language, I would define a modifier that
would turn consecutive non breaking line spaces into an
subregex with ? having its traditional
meaning of non greediness.
I am not sure it would be a so good idea though. Will be
a good exercice anyway.
stefp -- check out TeXmacs