[Python-Dev] \G (match last position) regex operator non-existant in python?

Jakub Wilk jwilk at jwilk.net
Fri Oct 27 19:04:16 EDT 2017

* Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>, 2017-10-27, 08:35:
>The "why" question is not very interesting -- it probably wasn't in 
>PCRE and nobody was familiar with it when we moved off PCRE (maybe it 
>wasn't even in Perl at the time -- it was ~15 years ago).

Perl supports \G since v5.0, released in 1994.
PCRE supports it since v4.0, released in 2003.

Jakub Wilk

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