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Description of Problem:
The regular expression "^(|.*)*$" should match any string, but it doesn't. On the other hand, both "^(|.*)$" (without asterisk) and "^(.*|)*$" (with the empty pattern moved) seem to work correctly.
Steps to reproduce the problem:
Compile and run a program with the following code in Main():
string text = "text";
var regex = new Regex("^(|.*)*$");
var match = regex.Match(text);
The value of match.Success is false.
The value of match.Success is true and match should contain the whole matched string.
How often does this happen?
Compiled using Monodevelop 2.6 and run under mono 2.10.5.
Resolved in master