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# Line 3  The perltest program Line 3  The perltest program
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4  The perltest.pl script tests Perl's regular expressions; it has the same  The perltest.pl script tests Perl's regular expressions; it has the same
5  specification as pcretest, and so can be given identical input, except that  specification as pcretest, and so can be given identical input, except that
6  input patterns can be followed only by Perl's lower case modifiers and certain  input patterns can be followed only by Perl's lower case modifiers and certain
7  other pcretest modifiers that are either handled or ignored:  other pcretest modifiers that are either handled or ignored:
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9    /+   recognized and handled by perltest    /+   recognized and handled by perltest
# Line 18  other pcretest modifiers that are either Line 18  other pcretest modifiers that are either
18  The data lines are processed as Perl double-quoted strings, so if they contain  The data lines are processed as Perl double-quoted strings, so if they contain
19  " $ or @ characters, these have to be escaped. For this reason, all such  " $ or @ characters, these have to be escaped. For this reason, all such
20  characters in testinput1, testinput4, testinput6, and testinput11 are escaped  characters in testinput1, testinput4, testinput6, and testinput11 are escaped
21  so that they can be used for perltest as well as for pcretest. The pcretest \Y  so that they can be used for perltest as well as for pcretest. The pcretest \Y
22  escape in data lines is removed.  escape in data lines is removed.
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24  The special upper case pattern modifiers such as /A that pcretest recognizes,  The special upper case pattern modifiers such as /A that pcretest recognizes,

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