Look-behind proposal in trouble

Erik Corry erik.corry at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 18:54:57 UTC 2015

I'm not convinced that the current proposal is easier to implement than the
real thing.  Take a look at the patch, it's trivial.

The lack of variable length lookbehind is a big annoyance in most
languages.  Search for the term and you'll find lots of frustrated perl

On the other hand I don't think adding variable length lookbehind to the
spec makes it any easier to optimize /.+$/.

Erik Corry
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