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Misunderstanding posix-search-backward

From: Peter S Galbraith
Subject: Misunderstanding posix-search-backward
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 11:18:04 -0400

I must be missing something obviously simple here...
Under emacs-20.7, I would think that (posix-search-backward "[0-9]+")
would match the longest possible string, but it stops after a
single character match:
(defun simple-test ()
  (posix-search-backward "[0-9]+" nil t)
  (message "%s" (match-string 0)))

Position cursor at end of this line 0224234234 right here:

Running 'M-x simple-test' up here produces "4" instead of

What am I missing?

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