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28  for matching a compiled regular expression against a given subject string. The  for matching a compiled regular expression against a given subject string. The
29  "standard" algorithm is the one provided by the <b>pcre_exec()</b> and  "standard" algorithm is the one provided by the <b>pcre_exec()</b> and
30  <b>pcre16_exec()</b> functions. These work in the same was as Perl's matching  <b>pcre16_exec()</b> functions. These work in the same was as Perl's matching
31  function, and provide a Perl-compatible matching operation. The just-in-time  function, and provide a Perl-compatible matching operation. The just-in-time
32  (JIT) optimization that is described in the  (JIT) optimization that is described in the
33  <a href="pcrejit.html"><b>pcrejit</b></a>  <a href="pcrejit.html"><b>pcrejit</b></a>
34  documentation is compatible with these functions.  documentation is compatible with these functions.
35  </P>  </P>
36  <P>  <P>
37  An alternative algorithm is provided by the <b>pcre_dfa_exec()</b> and  An alternative algorithm is provided by the <b>pcre_dfa_exec()</b> and
38  <b>pcre16_dfa_exec()</b> functions; they operate in a different way, and are not  <b>pcre16_dfa_exec()</b> functions; they operate in a different way, and are not
39  Perl-compatible. This alternative has advantages and disadvantages compared  Perl-compatible. This alternative has advantages and disadvantages compared
40  with the standard algorithm, and these are described below.  with the standard algorithm, and these are described below.

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