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Author tlynn
Recipients georg.brandl, loewis, mrabarnett, niemeyer, r.david.murray, timehorse, tlynn
Date 2010-09-18.11:42:16
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I'm still unsure.  I think this confusion does cause bugs in real-world code.  Perhaps more prominence for \A and \Z in the docs?  There's already a section comparing regexps starting '^' with match under "Matching vs Searching".

The problem is basically that ^ and $ have weird semantics but are better recognised than \A and \Z.  Looking over the docs again I see that the docs for $ are still misleading, in a way that's related to this issue:

    foo matches both 'foo' and 'foobar', while the regular
    expression foo$ matches only 'foo'.

"foo$ matches only 'foo' (out of 'foo' and 'foobar')" is the correct interpretation of that, but it's easy to read it as "foo$ means exact_match('foo')", which is the misconception I was hoping to put to rest with this (foo$ also matches the 'foo' part of 'foo\nbar', even with flags=0).
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2010-09-18 11:42:19tlynnsetrecipients: + tlynn, loewis, georg.brandl, niemeyer, timehorse, mrabarnett, r.david.murray
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