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# Line 21  practice be relevant. Line 21  practice be relevant.
21  </P>  </P>
22  <P>  <P>
23  The maximum length of a compiled pattern is approximately 64K data units (bytes  The maximum length of a compiled pattern is approximately 64K data units (bytes
24  for the 8-bit library, 16-bit units for the 16-bit library) if PCRE is compiled  for the 8-bit library, 32-bit units for the 32-bit library, and 32-bit units for
25  with the default internal linkage size of 2 bytes. If you want to process  the 32-bit library) if PCRE is compiled with the default internal linkage size
26  regular expressions that are truly enormous, you can compile PCRE with an  of 2 bytes. If you want to process regular expressions that are truly enormous,
27  internal linkage size of 3 or 4 (when building the 16-bit library, 3 is rounded  you can compile PCRE with an internal linkage size of 3 or 4 (when building the
28  up to 4). See the <b>README</b> file in the source distribution and the  16-bit or 32-bit library, 3 is rounded up to 4). See the <b>README</b> file in
29    the source distribution and the
30  <a href="pcrebuild.html"><b>pcrebuild</b></a>  <a href="pcrebuild.html"><b>pcrebuild</b></a>
31  documentation for details. In these cases the limit is substantially larger.  documentation for details. In these cases the limit is substantially larger.
32  However, the speed of execution is slower.  However, the speed of execution is slower.
# Line 49  maximum number of named subpatterns is 1 Line 50  maximum number of named subpatterns is 1
50  </P>  </P>
51  <P>  <P>
52  The maximum length of a name in a (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP), or (*THEN) verb  The maximum length of a name in a (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP), or (*THEN) verb
53  is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.  is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit and 32-bit library.
54  </P>  </P>
55  <P>  <P>
56  The maximum length of a subject string is the largest positive number that an  The maximum length of a subject string is the largest positive number that an

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