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From: Christopher A. Watford <christopher.watford@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Str.string_match incorrect
On 25 Dec 2004 11:57:05 +1100, skaller <skaller@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-12-25 at 04:40, Christopher A. Watford wrote:
> 
> > Going by PCRE's documentation
> 
> no idea why I would do that ...
> 
> > Str.string_match (Str.regexp "a") "ab" 0 ;;
> >
> > And in PCRE /a/ matches "ab" or "aa" or "ba".
> 
> # Str.string_match (Str.regexp "a") "xax" 0;;
> - : bool = false
> 
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> 

>From the documentation, as you have pointed out (now I see what you
mean), it does not make this constraint obvious. It appears that
string_match's documentation should include that an implicit ^ is
added. string_partial_match makes this clear however.

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