Author tim.peters
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Date 2012-10-11.21:45:56
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+1.  Note that this really can't be done in user-level code.  For example, consider matching the pattern

a|ab

against the string

ab

Without being _forced_ to consider the "ab" branch, the regexp will match just the "a" branch.  So, e.g., the example code you posted will say "nope, it didn't match (the whole thing)".
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