Bug #53474 Regular expression word boundary at end of string
Submitted: 7 May 2010 5:42 Modified: 7 May 2010 5:59
Reporter: Daniel DeLorme Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: General Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.46, 5.1.36 OS:Any (FreeBSD, Windows XP)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[7 May 2010 5:42] Daniel DeLorme
Regular expression query returns invalid result when a end-of-word marker is followed by a end-of-string marker.

SELECT 'bug' REGEXP 'bug[[:>:]]$';

should return 1 but returns 0.

How to repeat:
SELECT 'bug' REGEXP 'bug[[:>:]]$';
[7 May 2010 5:59] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the problem report. Verified just as described:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin>mysql -uroot -proot -P3310 test
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 26
Server version: 5.1.46-community MySQL Community Server (GPL)

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mysql> SELECT 'bug' REGEXP 'bug[[:>:]]$';
| 'bug' REGEXP 'bug[[:>:]]$' |
|                          0 |
1 row in set (0.05 sec)

mysql> SELECT 'bug' REGEXP 'bug[[:>:]]';
| 'bug' REGEXP 'bug[[:>:]]' |
|                         1 |
1 row in set (0.02 sec)

mysql> SELECT 'bug' REGEXP 'bug$';
| 'bug' REGEXP 'bug$' |
|                   1 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)