Author verdy_p
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Date 2009-10-15.00:26:54
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>> And anyway, my suggestion is certainly much more useful than atomic 
>> groups and possessive groups that have much lower use [...]
>Then why no one implemented it yet? :)

That's because they had to use something else than regexps to do their 
parsing. All those that had to do that *pested* that the regexps were 
not capturing all occurences.

And then later they regretted it, because they had to fix their 
alternate code (such as those using the bogous split() alternatives...) 
and finally rewrote their own parsers (sometimes with a combination of 
(f)lex+yacc/bison, even if the full expression was given in a single 
regexp which was expressive enough to match only the exact match they 
wanted, but without using the returned captured groups): this means an 
extra parsing for the found substring (in their correct context) in 
order to process it.
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