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Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:13:26 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: split vs prepare

On 2014-06-25 00:26, magnum wrote:
> Solar, Jim, all
> I want this discussed, and "documented" here.
> I think the following is granted: If you want to unify case of hex
> hashes, you should do it in split() and declare FMT_SPLIT_UNIFIES_CASE.
> But there are other things you can do in split() *or* in prepare(). And
> there are things you simply can't do in split(). When/what should you
> choose? Until now I always thought "if it CAN be done in split, it
> should". Is this a correct approach? Does it matter?

I now found this old thread with some pros and cons:


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