Robert Klemme wrote:
> I believe you are wrong.  Look at "\A(.*).*" - there are multiple ways
> this can match (including matching \n inside any of the .* parts).
> Anchoring does not help much here IMHO.

Yes, there is backtracking for the first part (there has to be, the 
whole point being to find the longest matching string), but \n CANNOT 
match inside any of the .* parts unless you specify the m modifier.

Daniel