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8  for matching a compiled regular expression against a given subject string. The  for matching a compiled regular expression against a given subject string. The
9  "standard" algorithm is the one provided by the \fBpcre_exec()\fP and  "standard" algorithm is the one provided by the \fBpcre_exec()\fP and
10  \fBpcre16_exec()\fP functions. These work in the same was as Perl's matching  \fBpcre16_exec()\fP functions. These work in the same was as Perl's matching
11  function, and provide a Perl-compatible matching operation. The just-in-time  function, and provide a Perl-compatible matching operation. The just-in-time
12  (JIT) optimization that is described in the  (JIT) optimization that is described in the
13  .\" HREF  .\" HREF
14  \fBpcrejit\fP  \fBpcrejit\fP
15  .\"  .\"
16  documentation is compatible with these functions.  documentation is compatible with these functions.
17  .P  .P
18  An alternative algorithm is provided by the \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP and  An alternative algorithm is provided by the \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP and
19  \fBpcre16_dfa_exec()\fP functions; they operate in a different way, and are not  \fBpcre16_dfa_exec()\fP functions; they operate in a different way, and are not
20  Perl-compatible. This alternative has advantages and disadvantages compared  Perl-compatible. This alternative has advantages and disadvantages compared
21  with the standard algorithm, and these are described below.  with the standard algorithm, and these are described below.

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