regexp non-greedy matching bug?
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Dec 4 12:23:56 CET 2005
Mike Meyer wrote:
> ^ must match the beginning of the string (BTW, you can get the same
> behavior by leaving off the ^ and using search instead of match).
that's backwards, isn't it? using ^ with match is usually pointless (since
match only looks at the first position anyway), and using ^ with search
is also usually pointless...
(the only time you really need ^ is in certain multiline searches; depending
on what flags you use, ^ can match not only at the beginning of a string,
but also after each newline character in the target string)
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