in reply to Re: The N-queens problem using pure regexes
in thread The N-queens problem using pure regexes

The [\x00-\xFF]* just skips enough lines to get to the next queen.

Your explanation above is good. However, the above quote is the actual meat of my question ...

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Re: The N-queens problem using pure regexes
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Oct 09, 2003 at 13:18 UTC
    Well, [\x00-\xFF]* matches anything, or any length. I can't use .* here because it should skip over newlines as well. And adding /s to the regex won't do it either, as other </code>.*</code>'s should *not* match newlines.

    Abigail