[pcre-dev] Question about .*

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Author: Vicente Ferrari
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To: pcre-dev
Subject: [pcre-dev] Question about .*
Hello, sorry to bother with a basic question.

I'm wondering about the expected result when matching ".*" against a string
with new lines.
I compiled PCRE2 with the ANYCRLF option, expecting that the pcre2demo.c
program would
basically completely ignore those newlines. Instead, I get matches of
length 0 at the index of the
\r, no matches where \n is and then the next correct match starts at the
correct offset, taking into account the length 2 of the newlines.

I was expecting newlines to produce no matches at all, am I doing something
wrong?

Kind regards,

Vicente Ferrari