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Re: Perl 5's "non-greedy" matching can be TOO greedy!

Tom Christiansen
December 15, 2000 12:30
Re: Perl 5's "non-greedy" matching can be TOO greedy!
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>As for special-case rules, I believe that my proposed modification would
>REMOVE a special-case semantic rule, at the cost of added complexity at the
>implementation level.  

What is this alleged "special-case rule" you are talking about?
There is no such thing.  None.  When you write /pat/, it means to
find the first such pattern.  There is no special case here.

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