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Karl Williamson via RT
April 13, 2014 21:02
[perl #114804] correction to documentation
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What do you think of this wording>

On Thu Apr 03 03:24:24 2014, wrote:
> Karl Williamson via RT wrote:
> >+We haven't come up with a definition for C<S{min,max}> which is easy to
> >+grasp and captures all the nuances correctly (patches welcome,
> >+L<|>),
> /S{min,max}/ for min != max does behave as /S{min,max-1}S?/, unless
> the matching of S has side effects that make failing executions
> visible.  More precisely and completely, /S{min,max}/ is equivalent to
> /S{min}(?:S(?:S(?:...)?)?)?/, with max-min nested optional matches.
> > =item C<S{min,max}?>
> /S{min,max-1}?S??/ or /S{min}(?:S(?:S(?:...)??)??)??/.
> -zefram

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