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Re: svn commit: r12027 - trunk

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-26 19:28:52 CET

Branko Œibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:

> Yes, '|' is a literal in basic RE, but '\|' should be an
> operator. Same goes for '()' vs. '\(\)'. At least that's how basic REs
> work on all the systems I've ever worked with...

No, only extended REs support operator '|'. FreeBSD's re_format(7)
states:

   `|' is an ordinary character and there is no equivalent for its
   functionality.

-- 
Philip Martin
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