On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Michael Giuffrida
<michae...@chromium.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>> I do not think "git grep" was designed to do multi-line anything,
>> with or without lookahead.  If you imagine that the implementation
>> attempts its matches line-by-line, does that explain the observed
>> symptom?
> No. If it worked line-by-line, it would produce more results. It is
> not producing the expected matches because it *is* considering the
> previous line in negative lookbehind, when I don't want or expect it
> to. Thus it throws out results that should match.

If that is the case I do not know what is going on; perhaps
somebody more familiar with the pcre codepath can help.

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