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157  always produce exactly the same result as matching over one single long string.  always produce exactly the same result as matching over one single long string.
158  The difference arises when there are multiple matching possibilities, because a  The difference arises when there are multiple matching possibilities, because a
159  partial match result is given only when there are no completed matches in a  partial match result is given only when there are no completed matches in a
160  call to fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP. This means that as soon as the shortest match has  call to \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP. This means that as soon as the shortest match has
161  been found, continuation to a new subject segment is no longer possible.  been found, continuation to a new subject segment is no longer possible.
162  Consider this \fBpcretest\fP example:  Consider this \fBpcretest\fP example:
163  .sp  .sp
# Line 198  patterns or patterns such as: Line 198  patterns or patterns such as:
198  where no string can be a partial match for both alternatives.  where no string can be a partial match for both alternatives.
199  .  .
200  .  .
201  .P  .SH AUTHOR
202  .in 0  .rs
203  Last updated: 30 November 2006  .sp
204  .br  .nf
205  Copyright (c) 1997-2006 University of Cambridge.  Philip Hazel
206    University Computing Service
207    Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
208    .fi
209    .
210    .
211    .SH REVISION
212    .rs
213    .sp
214    .nf
215    Last updated: 06 March 2007
216    Copyright (c) 1997-2007 University of Cambridge.
217    .fi

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