Yes this is exactly what I meant :-) But it's not the point of my post. The point was: this matching task is a real challenge for 'normal regexes'. This technique using ??{} is indeed a way to solve it. I wondered whether there are other ways, using more standard regex operators.

In reply to Re^2: I wonder... by spurperl
in thread Things you think you'll never use. by redlemon

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