Boy do REs ever suck sometimes...

Carsten Gaebler clpy at
Fri Oct 5 16:48:16 CEST 2001

Richard Jones wrote:

> Hrm - perhaps the ref could have a note in it to explain that "$" will do
> some sort of automagic lookahead for a newline, and that if you don't want
> that, then use '\Z'?

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about "$" is
hidden in
under "MULTILINE":

'By default, "^" matches only at the beginning of the string, and
"$" only at the end of the string and immediately before the
newline (if any) at the end of the string.'

Perhaps this should be moved to some more visible place?


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