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Re: how to go from numbered captures to named?
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But you can do it from numbered capture groups?
In fact they talk about referring to an earlier capture group to invoke recursion.
As for the \q<name> -- that was a typo...
It's supposed to be \k<name> (or \k'name'), also for
the sake of python/pcre, (?P=name) is also accepted.
ARG...I see the prob:
It is an error to refer to a name not defined by a
"(?<NAME>)" earlier in the pattern.
the (2) refer's to the 2nd capture group from within
the capture group -- for the name that's not ok, the name
has to already be defined (hit the end paren)...