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revision 43 by nigel, Sat Feb 24 21:39:21 2007 UTC revision 49 by nigel, Sat Feb 24 21:39:33 2007 UTC
# Line 80  COMPILING A PATTERN Line 80  COMPILING A PATTERN
80       The PCRE_MULTILINE option is  set  when  the  expression  is       The PCRE_MULTILINE option is  set  when  the  expression  is
81       passed for compilation to the native function.       passed for compilation to the native function.
82    
83         In the absence of these flags, no options are passed to  the
84         native  function.  This means the the regex is compiled with
85         PCRE default semantics. In particular, the  way  it  handles
86         newline  characters  in  the subject string is the Perl way,
87         not the POSIX way. Note that setting PCRE_MULTILINE has only
88         some  of  the effects specified for REG_NEWLINE. It does not
89         affect the way newlines are matched by . (they aren't) or  a
90         negative class such as [^a] (they are).
91    
92       The yield of regcomp() is zero on success, and non-zero oth-       The yield of regcomp() is zero on success, and non-zero oth-
93       erwise.  The preg structure is filled in on success, and one       erwise.  The preg structure is filled in on success, and one
94       member of the structure is publicized: re_nsub contains  the       member of the structure is publicized: re_nsub contains  the
# Line 147  AUTHOR Line 156  AUTHOR
156       Cambridge CB2 3QG, England.       Cambridge CB2 3QG, England.
157       Phone: +44 1223 334714       Phone: +44 1223 334714
158    
159       Copyright (c) 1997-1999 University of Cambridge.       Copyright (c) 1997-2000 University of Cambridge.

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