# Thoughts

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Quick difference between "greedy" and "lazy" in regex: consider a phrase with nested parentheses, e.g. (the quick (brown) fox jumps over the lazy dog).

• The lazy regex $$.*?$$ captures only up to the first end parenthesis, i.e.(the quick (brown)

• Whereas the greedy one $$.*$$ captures all the way to the end (the quick (brown) fox jumps over the lazy dog).

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