Patch to forbid epsilon-reduction of final states
When building the internal representation of a regexp, it is possible
that a lot of empty transitions are created. Therefore there is a step
to reduce them in the function xmlFAEliminateSimpleEpsilonTransitions.
There is an error there for this case:
* State 1 has a transition with an atom (in this case "a") to state 2.
* State 2 is final and has an epsilon transition to state 1.
After reduction it looked like:
* State 1 has a transition with an atom (in this case "a") to itself
and is final.
In other words, the empty string is accepted when it shouldn't be.
The attached patch skips the reduction step for final states.
An alternative would be to insert or increment counters when reducing a
final state, but this seemed error prone and unnecessary, since there
aren't that many final states.
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