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Member predicate RegExp::char_set_start

Helper predicate for char_set_start(int start, int end).

In order to identify left brackets (‘[’) which actually start a character class, we perform a left to right scan of the string.

To avoid negative recursion we return a boolean. See escaping, the helper for escapingChar, for a clean use of this pattern.

result is true for those start chars that actually mark a start of a char set.

boolean char_set_start(int pos)