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February 11, 2020 15:26
Re: Backporting ac3afc4b35 (regcomp.c: make \K+ and \K* illegal.)
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FWIW I just finished a long flight and am reacclimatising to a big time
difference. Once my head clears I'll get back to this thread. Just wanted
to say I'm not avoiding the discussion or anything.


On Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 16:22 Karl Williamson, <> wrote:

> On 2/11/20 5:01 AM, wrote:
> > On the other hand, I think the proposed change would break eg:
> >    qr{ (?= foo (??{ bar() }) baz )+ }x
> > .. which I think is an argument against rushing anything out for the more
> > general case - IIRC we already have bugs backtracking over lookaheads
> > with backreferences, probably due to similar thinking.
> Good point

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