I read this in a journal entry:

"[In the Ruby 1.6 regex engine] \G doesn't prohibit regex bump-along
(it's 'start of current match' rather than 'end of last match'), which
makes relatively useless to write complex parsers with."

Can anyone comment on this?  I'm not quite certain what he means.  And
is it still the same in 1.8?

Regards,

Dan