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revision 535 by ph10, Thu Jun 3 19:18:24 2010 UTC revision 550 by ph10, Sun Oct 10 16:24:11 2010 UTC
# Line 2630  matching name is found, normal "bumpalon Line 2630  matching name is found, normal "bumpalon
2630  .sp  .sp
2631    (*THEN) or (*THEN:NAME)    (*THEN) or (*THEN:NAME)
2632  .sp  .sp
2633  This verb causes a skip to the next alternation if the rest of the pattern does  This verb causes a skip to the next alternation in the innermost enclosing
2634  not match. That is, it cancels pending backtracking, but only within the  group if the rest of the pattern does not match. That is, it cancels pending
2635  current alternation. Its name comes from the observation that it can be used  backtracking, but only within the current alternation. Its name comes from the
2636  for a pattern-based if-then-else block:  observation that it can be used for a pattern-based if-then-else block:
2637  .sp  .sp
2638    ( COND1 (*THEN) FOO | COND2 (*THEN) BAR | COND3 (*THEN) BAZ ) ...    ( COND1 (*THEN) FOO | COND2 (*THEN) BAR | COND3 (*THEN) BAZ ) ...
2639  .sp  .sp
# Line 2666  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England. Line 2666  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
2666  .rs  .rs
2667  .sp  .sp
2668  .nf  .nf
2669  Last updated: 18 May 2010  Last updated: 10 October 2010
2670  Copyright (c) 1997-2010 University of Cambridge.  Copyright (c) 1997-2010 University of Cambridge.
2671  .fi  .fi

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