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Father Chrysostomos via RT
October 26, 2013 08:26
[perl #119713] Regex \8 and \9 after literals no longer work
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On Tue Sep 10 17:02:07 2013, wrote:
> This is a bug report for perl from,
> generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.18.1.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> [Please describe your issue here]
> latex2html no longer works with perl 5.18.x. It worked fine for
> 5.16.x.
> Michael Schroeder tracked this down as a problem matching \8 and \9
> if they come after a literal. This was introduced in commit 726ee55d
> and fixed by Yves in f1e1b256c5c1773d90e828cca6323c53fa23391b
> Please consider including this fix in 5.18.2.

I am not sure this is a good idea.  That commit caused /\99/ to be an error, whereas it was not before.  We usually try to be very careful with maintenance releases and not risk breaking anything.  In this case, /\99/ was buggy before that, but introducing errors in a maintenance release is generally something we try to avoid.


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