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Re: [COLD] match_regexp bug...
daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Mar 31 17:20:26 1997
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Miroslav Silovic)
In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> from Jeff Kesselman at "Mar 31, 97 01:45:48 pm"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Kesselman)
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 00:13:05 +0200 (MET DST)
> match_regexp appears to get confused if there are square brackets in the
> string to be matched. My matching against the string "Class: " throws a
> "umatched " error. In all other cases the match works fine.
Actually it's not a bug. When ']' appears right after the '[', it's assumed
to be part of the character list in a  expresssion. This means that
 is a syntax error (correct versions are ] or \[\], depending on what
you want to do).