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revision 208 by ph10, Mon Aug 6 15:23:29 2007 UTC revision 227 by ph10, Tue Aug 21 15:00:15 2007 UTC
# Line 348  Each top-level branch of a look behind m Line 348  Each top-level branch of a look behind m
348    (?(assert)...  assertion condition    (?(assert)...  assertion condition
349  .  .
350  .  .
351    .SH "BACKTRACKING CONTROL"
352    .rs
353    .sp
354    The following act immediately they are reached:
355    .sp
356      (*ACCEPT)      force successful match
357      (*FAIL)        force backtrack; synonym (*F)
358    .sp
359    The following act only when a subsequent match failure causes a backtrack to
360    reach them. They all force a match failure, but they differ in what happens
361    afterwards. Those that advance the start-of-match point do so only if the
362    pattern is not anchored.
363    .sp
364      (*COMMIT)      overall failure, no advance of starting point
365      (*PRUNE)       advance to next starting character
366      (*SKIP)        advance start to current matching position
367      (*THEN)        local failure, backtrack to next alternation
368    .
369    .
370    .SH "NEWLINE CONVENTIONS"
371    .rs
372    .sp
373    These are recognized only at the very start of a pattern.
374    .sp
375      (*CR)
376      (*LF)
377      (*CRLF)
378      (*ANYCRLF)
379      (*ANY)
380    .
381    .
382  .SH "CALLOUTS"  .SH "CALLOUTS"
383  .rs  .rs
384  .sp  .sp
# Line 376  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England. Line 407  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
407  .rs  .rs
408  .sp  .sp
409  .nf  .nf
410  Last updated: 06 August 2007  Last updated: 21 August 2007
411  Copyright (c) 1997-2007 University of Cambridge.  Copyright (c) 1997-2007 University of Cambridge.
412  .fi  .fi

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