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revision 582 by ph10, Wed Nov 24 17:39:25 2010 UTC revision 583 by ph10, Tue Jan 11 16:49:55 2011 UTC
# Line 319  when processing patterns that are not go Line 319  when processing patterns that are not go
319  large number of possibilities in their search trees. The classic example is a  large number of possibilities in their search trees. The classic example is a
320  pattern that uses nested unlimited repeats. Internally, PCRE uses a function  pattern that uses nested unlimited repeats. Internally, PCRE uses a function
321  called \fBmatch()\fP which it calls repeatedly (sometimes recursively). The  called \fBmatch()\fP which it calls repeatedly (sometimes recursively). The
322  limit set by \fb--match-limit\fP is imposed on the number of times this  limit set by \fB--match-limit\fP is imposed on the number of times this
323  function is called during a match, which has the effect of limiting the amount  function is called during a match, which has the effect of limiting the amount
324  of backtracking that can take place.  of backtracking that can take place.
325  .sp  .sp

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