more than 100 capturing groups in a regex

Joerg Schuster joerg.schuster at
Thu Oct 27 09:25:24 CEST 2005

> It's a conflict between python's syntax for regex back
> references and
> octal number literals.  Probably wasn't noticed until way
> too late, and
> now it will never change.

So "reasonable choice" is not a really good description of the

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