Code Inspection: Suspicious back reference
Reports back references that will not be resolvable at runtime. This means that the back reference can never match anything. A back reference will not be resolvable when the group is defined after the back reference, or if the group is defined in a different branch of an alternation.
Example of a group defined after its back reference:
Example of a group and a back reference in different branches:
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Last modified: 13 May 2022