re source code

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Tue Sep 18 10:49:05 CEST 2001

On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 10:48:30AM +0200, Carlos Gaston Alvarez wrote:
> I want to read re source code.
> I want to know why it is more tolerant to .* than to .*?  and so on. The
> final documentation is the source. I want that.

   The final documentation is the source... but in this case. Reading regex
implementations is the way to explode your brain. Regex implementations use
a lot of deep mathematical and programming concepts. If you are sure you
can understand them - then welcome! Use the Source, Luke!

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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