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Ricardo Signes
June 20, 2021 12:32
Re: the variable-length lookbehind experiment
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On Sun, Jun 20, 2021, at 7:28 AM, <> wrote:
> In the ticket you call it an "experimental feature", but I think "experiment"
> is more accurate - there's nothing in for it.

Regular expression are a feature of perl, but are not in  perlexperiment.pod calls the listed things "experimental features".  I think "feature" is a pretty tough word to circumscribe so tightly when describing a programming language.

> I think it is worth asking whether anyone has been using it: I don't recall
> any mention here of positive or negative experiences with it. I see that a
> handful of simple tests were added in 2abbd513b87 (below, in t/re/re_tests),
> but I don't know if more comprehensive tests were added later.

I agree that it would be good to hear from people using this.

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