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Re: variables: greedy or non-greedy matching
> [Ned Freed]:
> > [Jutta Degener]:
> > > So let's stay greedy; thanks for setting me straight!
> > No problem ;-) And let's also remember that a necessary corollary
> > here is that the regexp we end up choosing needs to support both
> > greedy and non-greedy matching.
> why? I thought we only needed that if :matches was non-greedy.
> I wouldn't mind having non-greedy regexps, but they're not in POSIX.2
> which the regex draft refers to.
Jutta's argument, which I believe is valid, is that expectations can only
be met by having both types available. As for the reference to POSIX, I thought
that had already been determined to be unsufficient and there was a suggestion
to replace it with something else (ECMAScript maybe?).