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1  .TH PCRELIMITS 3 "13 January 2012" "PCRE 8.30"  .TH PCRELIMITS 3 "04 May 2012" "PCRE 8.30"
2  .SH NAME  .SH NAME
3  PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions  PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions
4  .SH "SIZE AND OTHER LIMITATIONS"  .SH "SIZE AND OTHER LIMITATIONS"
# Line 32  the count. There is no limit to the numb Line 32  the count. There is no limit to the numb
32  The maximum length of name for a named subpattern is 32 characters, and the  The maximum length of name for a named subpattern is 32 characters, and the
33  maximum number of named subpatterns is 10000.  maximum number of named subpatterns is 10000.
34  .P  .P
35    The maximum length of a name in a (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP), or (*THEN) verb
36    is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.
37    .P
38  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
39  integer variable can hold. However, when using the traditional matching  integer variable can hold. However, when using the traditional matching
40  function, PCRE uses recursion to handle subpatterns and indefinite repetition.  function, PCRE uses recursion to handle subpatterns and indefinite repetition.
# Line 58  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England. Line 61  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
61  .rs  .rs
62  .sp  .sp
63  .nf  .nf
64  Last updated: 08 January 2012  Last updated: 04 May 2012
65  Copyright (c) 1997-2012 University of Cambridge.  Copyright (c) 1997-2012 University of Cambridge.
66  .fi  .fi

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