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Re^3: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 13, 2012 at 22:53 UTC ( #987236=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?
in thread Why doesn't quantifier work with character classes?

Hence, the eight consecutive characters may appear anywhere on a line. Right?

Yes, but since the lines that match the character class in question contain only those characters; and a regex will always match as early as possible; that'll be at the beginning of the line in these cases.


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