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Re: regexp question: match anything but not a group?


From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: regexp question: match anything but not a group?
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:39:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> But it still seems valid to protect against greedyness?
>                                               ^^^^^^^^^^
> AKA greed,

I just made it up, but funny enough - it does actually exist (with
slightly different spelling)!

>From http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/greediness:

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| greediness (ˈɡriːdɪnɪs) 
| 
| Definitions
| 
| noun
| 
|  1. the quality of being greedy
| 
| greedy (ˈɡriːdɪ Pronunciation for greedy ) 
| 
| Definitions
| 
| adjective
| 
| Word forms:  greedier,  greediest
| 
|  1. excessively desirous of food or wealth, esp in large amounts;
|     voracious
|  2. (postpositive) foll by for eager (for)   ⇒ `a man greedy for
|     success'
| 
| Derived Forms
| 
| ˈgreedily adverb
| ˈgreediness noun
| 
| Word Origin
| 
| Old English grǣdig; related to Old Norse grāthugr, Gothic grēdags
| hungry, Old High German grātac
| 
| Example Sentences Including 'greediness'
| 
|     At times his greediness got the better of him but he never let
|     his enthusiasm go off the boil.
| 
| Sun, News of the World (2004)
| 
|     Broilers consume lots more feed-there's a good chance that
|     greediness has been inadvertently selected for.
| 
| New Scientist (1998)
| 
|     Mr Carman asked him if he had a `streak of greediness " in him
|     for money, expensive cars and Rolex watches.
| 
| Sun, News of the World (1999)
| 
|     Thus individuals who do experience strong pulls of greediness
|     often go to desperate measures to hide their behaviour.
| 
| Knowles, Jane Know Your Own Mind
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-- 
cheers,
Thorsten




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