more than 100 capturing groups in a regex

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Wed Oct 26 09:57:27 CEST 2005

Joerg Schuster wrote:

> > 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.
> I have read everything I found about Python regular expressions. But I
> am not able to understand what you mean. What is so special about 99?

it's the largest number than can be written with two decimal digits.


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