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30  ''' 
31  Matchers form the basis of the library; they are used to define the grammar 
32  and do the work of parsing the input. 
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34  A matcher is like a parser combinator - it takes a stream, matches content in 
35  the stream, and returns a list of tokens and a new stream.  However, matchers 
36  are also coroutines that can be "recalled" to return alternative matches. 
37  This gives backtracking. 
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39  Matchers are defined and implemented as both classes and functions.  I have  
40  used the same syntax (capitalized names) for both to keep the API uniform. 
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42  For more background, please see the `manual <../index.html>`_. 
43  ''' 
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