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NAME ^

re::engine::Plan9 - Plan 9 regular expression engine

SYNOPSIS ^

    use re::engine::Plan9;

    if ("bewb" =~ /(.)(.)/) {
        print $1; # b
        print $2; # e
        print $'; # wb
    }

DESCRIPTION ^

Replaces perl's regex engine in a given lexical scope with Plan 9 regular expression provided by libregexp9. libregexp9 and the libfmt and libutf it depends on from Plan 9 are shipped with the module.

The /s modifier causes . to match a newline (regcompnl) and the /x modifier allegedly causes all characters to be treated literally (regcomplit), see regexp9(3). The engine will croak if it's given other modifier.

If an invalid pattern is supplied perl will die with an error from regerror(3).

CAVEATS ^

The Plan 9 engine only supports 32 capture buffers, consequently match variables only go up to $31 ($& is number zero).

SEE ALSO ^

regexp9(7) - Plan 9 regular expression notation

http://swtch.com/plan9port/unix/man/regexp97.html

regexp9(3) - regcomp, regexec etc.

http://swtch.com/plan9port/unix/man/regexp93.html

Unix Software from Plan 9

http://swtch.com/plan9port/unix/

AUTHOR ^

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avar@cpan.org>

LICENSE ^

Copyright 2007 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The included libutf, libfmt and libregexp9 libraries are provided under the following license:

    The authors of this software are Rob Pike and Ken Thompson.
                 Copyright (c) 2002 by Lucent Technologies.
    Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for any
    purpose without fee is hereby granted, provided that this entire notice
    is included in all copies of any software which is or includes a copy
    or modification of this software and in all copies of the supporting
    documentation for such software.
    THIS SOFTWARE IS BEING PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
    WARRANTY.  IN PARTICULAR, NEITHER THE AUTHORS NOR LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES MAKE ANY
    REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE MERCHANTABILITY
    OF THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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