--- code/trunk/doc/html/pcrepartial.html 2013/11/19 10:44:59 1403 +++ code/trunk/doc/html/pcrepartial.html 2013/11/19 15:36:57 1404 @@ -306,6 +306,16 @@ program to do that if it needs to.

+That means that, for an unanchored pattern, if a continued match fails, it is +not possible to try again at a new starting point. All this facility is capable +of doing is continuing with the previous match attempt. In the previous +example, if the second set of data is "ug23" the result is no match, even +though there would be a match for "aug23" if the entire string were given at +once. Depending on the application, this may or may not be what you want. +The only way to allow for starting again at the next character is to retain the +matched part of the subject and try a new complete match. +


You can set the PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT or PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD options with PCRE_DFA_RESTART to continue partial matching over multiple segments. This facility can be used to pass very long subject strings to the DFA matching @@ -490,7 +500,7 @@


-Last updated: 20 February 2013 +Last updated: 02 July 2013
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