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boost::xpressive::s1 — Sub-match placeholder, like $1 in perl.
// In header: <boost/xpressive/regex_primitives.hpp> mark_tag::proto_base_expr const s1;
To create a sub-match, assign a sub-expression to the sub-match placeholder. For instance, (s1= _) will match any one character and remember which character was matched in the 1st sub-match. Later in the pattern, you can refer back to the sub-match. For instance, (s1= _) >> s1 will match any character, and then match the same character again.
After a successful regex_match() or regex_search(), the sub-match placeholders can be used to index into the match_results<> object to retrieve the Nth sub-match.