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in reply to Re: Testing regex equivalence
in thread Testing regex equivalence

What I want to do is really to parse the regex in some way and simplifiy it, if possible. So say I have a regex generator and for a certain input it produces

.*(.*)$

I would like to be able to recognise that this is the same as

.*

Thanks,

loris


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