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Re: [PATCH 2/2] Add reference to the lack of "non-greedy" variants

From: Taylan Ulrich Bayırlı /Kammer
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] Add reference to the lack of "non-greedy" variants
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:08:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (berkeley-unix)

"Diogo F. S. Ramos" <address@hidden> writes:

> While describing special characters, remind the reader that
> "non-greedy" variants are not supported.  They might not be familiar
> with POSIX extended regular expression and expect it to work.

Going by that logic, might they not expect a lot more?  (Say, if all
they know about regexps is PCRE, for example.)  Intuition says that it's
enough to specify "POSIX extended regular expressions", because they're
a very clearly defined type of regexp.  (Don't be fooled by the word
"extended", POSIX rigorously defines a type of regexp called "extended
regular expressions", aka ERE.)


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