Re: Regular expression string searching & matching

Ben Hanson <jamin.hanson@googlemail.com>
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:46:21 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Ben Hanson <jamin.hanson@googlemail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:46:21 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 18-03-016 18-03-032 18-03-034 18-03-035 18-03-041
Keywords: lex

> [Doesn't that depend on whether you interpret the END STATE in state 6 to stop even
> if there's more input? -John]


That is why we have the "leftmost longest" rule. Try it out with any regex engine (including flex).


Regards,


Ben


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