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I would like to see in the next OO release an enhancement to the find dialogue RE engine to using full PCRE [1] syntax. The open source RegexKit [2] provides the enhanced functionality. This would help when trying to do more complex matches using lookahead and behind assertions.

Seconded, especially lookahead, e.g.,
which works in BBEdit’s regex mode, but not OmniOutliners, as part of a poor man’s smart quotes. (Which is another enhancement request, BTW.)
OTOH, the “Replace Subexpression #1” option does help, e.g., with the pattern

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