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[Bug 1889] Regex [+-] syntax

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Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 03:41:15 +0000
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------- Comment #9 from davep@iit.edu  2007-07-28 03:41 -------
(In reply to comment #8)
> In reply to comment #7

> (b) I can't see anywhere in the spec that suggests that because a character is
> a metacharacter, it needs to be escaped when used in a charGroup; so I don't
> see where the problem with "+" arises.

@*^$&# convoluted descriptions.  I believe you are right.  The definition of
metacharacter says metacharacters have special meanings in REs, but that is not
true when most special characters are used within character groups. 
Fortunately we haven't acted on this believe-to-be-an-error, so we will ignore
it unless someone else convinces the editors that this new (to me, at least)
interpretation is wrong.
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