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Philip Hazel
September 26, 2011 03:11
Re: [perl #92898] (*THEN) broken inside condition subpattern
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On Fri, 23 Sep 2011, Father Chrysostomos via RT wrote:

> > You will be please to hear that Jeff Friedl, who has only just 
> > discovered (*THEN) and friends - I guess he's been doing other stuff - 
> > agrees with your and Perl's interpretation. He even pointed out that
> > adding a non-matching alternation would change the behaviour. I haven't
> > had any responses from the mailing list I asked. So on a sample of one
> > third party, it looks like my intuition is invalid.
> I wouldn’t say it’s invalid, as Perl’s documentation is a little
> unclear.  I hope I have clarified that with commit ac9d848.


No doubt that will eventually make it into a release and I'll see it. 
For your interest, two people on the pcre-dev list have now responded to 
the query, and they went for my interpretation. So at least I'm not 
alone, but I would of course prefer PCRE to be Perl-compatible. I'm 
still brooding about this.


Philip Hazel
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