regexp:first_match

Bengt Kleberg <>
Mon Nov 19 13:41:23 CET 2001


> To: Niels Christensen <>
> cc: 
> Subject: Re: regexp:first_match 
> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 12:33:46 +0000
> From: Robert Raschke <>
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I don't know much about the regexp module in Erlang, but in general
> all (?) regexp packages try and match the longest sequence. Try

According to the documentation
regexp:match()
will get thet longest match, exactly as you state.

regexp:first_match()
is documented as only matching the first match (which should be the one Niels 
Christensen wanted).

bengt




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