more than 100 capturing groups in a regex

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Thu Oct 27 18:22:39 CEST 2005

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

I suspect it comes from Perl, since Python's regular expression engine tries
pretty hard to be compatible with Perl's, at least for the basics.


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