search (match) backward

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at
Tue Nov 2 13:13:10 CET 1999

John Farrell wrote:
> However I believe for the subset of
> REs which do not use the constructs mentioned above, Tim's argument is
> correct.

Tim was talking about *real* REs. Perl's "regular" expressions are not
regular, and calling them such is a confusing abuse of terminology
(which we unfortunately seem to be stuck with).


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