Instinctively I think a module exporting something like qre()
(and more) would be better.
There are some edge cases to be monitored and warned, there are some additional feature requests possible.
like what if
- the user doesn't want it to be escaped with quotemeta
- (doesn't) want a longest match first (like the sort in your other post)
- what if a hard limit is exceeded (like for trie optimization) ?
Producing a convincing module is much easier and the best prerequisite for a possible "feature request".
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