regex confusion

Diez B. Roggisch deets_noospaam at web.de
Tue Dec 9 18:21:05 CET 2003


> Hmm. But when thats true, what does ".??" then mean - the first ? is not
> greedy, so it is  nothing matched at all. The same is true for ".*?", and
> ".+?" is then equal to "." So what makes this useful? The regex in
> question definitely didn't work with it.

Ok - I just found out - it makes sense when taking into account what follows
in the regex, as that will be matched earlier. Neat - didn't know that such
things existed.

Diez




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