2008/9/10 Wolfgang N=E1dasi-Donner <ed.odanow / wonado.de>:
> Robert Klemme schrieb:
>> I'd say this is not about POSIX or not. Rather, the reason for the
>> observed behavior is the fact that this RX engine is a NFA as opposed
>> to some others which are DFAs.
>>
> There are interpreted NFAs, which match all alternatives and select the
> longest match afterwards. As I understood the "posix"-story, and as it is
> described in the "Friedl", this is the expection of Wim.

Thanks for the education.  But given the choice I'd rather retain the
current behavior because it gives the writer of a RX more control and
also should be more efficient (less paths to investigate).  I may be
wrong with the latter though.

Kind regards

robert

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