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:p is incompatible with scanners

:p may not be used with :ex, :ov, :g, :nth, or :x modifiers.
fixes #16
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Larry Wall TimToady authored
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@@ -17,8 +17,8 @@ Synopsis 5: Regexes and Rules
Created: 24 Jun 2002
- Last Modified: 23 May 2012
- Version: 156
+ Last Modified: 28 Jul 2012
+ Version: 157
This document summarizes Apocalypse 5, which is about the new regex
syntax. We now try to call them I<regex> rather than "regular
@@ -314,6 +314,10 @@ is roughly equivalent to
m:p($p)/.*? <( pattern )> /
+All of C<:g>, C<:ov>, C<:nth>, and C<:x> are incompatible with C<:p> and
+will fail, recommending use of C<:c> instead. The C<:ex> modifier is allowed
+but will produce only matches at that position.
+
=item *
The new C<:s> (C<:sigspace>) modifier causes certain whitespace sequences
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