more than 100 capturing groups in a regex
iainking at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 10:15:53 CEST 2005
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Iain King wrote:
> > Anyway, back to the OP: in this specific case, the cap of 100 groups in
> > a RE seems random to me, so I think the rule applies.
> perhaps in the "indistinguishable from magic" sense.
> if you want to know why 100 is a reasonable and non-random choice, I
> suggest checking the RE documentation for "99 groups" and the special
> meaning of group 0.
Ah, doh! Of course. Oh well then... still, doesn't python's RE
engine support named groups? That would be cumbersome, but would allow
you to go above 100...
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