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Ahem, yes. I failed to see that. Thanks pointing that out.

On a completly far-fetched note, now that I think I understand the (*SKIP)(*FAIL) pattern, it seems to me that it only covers the subset of negative look behind assertions that do not come after any character has been matched. For example: /^(.{5})+(?<!ab*c)d/ (which is the same as matching /d(?!cb*a)(.{5})+$/ on the reverse string) can't be rewritten using the (*SKIP)(*FAIL) pattern (AFAICT). I'm sure this is a problem people stumble upon all the time :P

In reply to Re^3: Where can I find more examples of use of Special Backtracking Control Verbs? by Eily
in thread Where can I find more examples of use of Special Backtracking Control Verbs? by rsFalse

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