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 ...

We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

The idea is a little like C++ templates, except not quite so brain-meltingly complicated. -- TheDamian, Exegesis 6

Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.

In reply to Re: Re: The N-queens problem using pure regexes by dragonchild
in thread The N-queens problem using pure regexes by Abigail-II

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