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August 7, 2002 23:00
Re: And the winner is...Juho Snellman
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In article <20020808055342.GA19668@iki._i>,
	Juho Snellman <> writes:
> On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 07:11:17AM +0200, Eugene van der Pijll wrote:
>> En op 08 augustus 2002 sprak Ton Hospel:
>> > Juho snellman won ahead of Eugene van der Pijll with a very minimal
>> > distance.
>> Congratulations, Juho! If I had known this, I would have get up half an
>> hour earlier...
> I had my alarm on at 06:50 EET, "just in case". Finding you ahead by
> ..01 wasn't exactly the best wakeup I've had. Luckily, BoB was still
> looming ahead, so I knew there was *something* to be done. How BoB
> thought of using ?? to match the same regexp multiple times, I can't
> imagine.
Bob was just plain lucky. He incorrectly thought that the fact that it's a
different $_ each time was what made it work. But it's yet another
funky feature of the empty regex (which seems to have been "fixed" in

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