# File lib/Getopt/DelimScanner.rb, line 437
    def scanQuotelike( prefix='\s*', matchRawRegex=true )

        self.matchError = nil
        result          = nil
        startPos        = self.pointer

        depth = self.scanDepth

        begin
            result = matchQuotelike( prefix, matchRawRegex )
        rescue MatchFailure => e
            debugMsg( depth + 1, "Match error: %s" % e.message )
            self.matchError = e.message
            self.pointer = startPos
            result = nil
        rescue => e
            self.pointer = startPos
            Kernel::raise
        end

        return result
    end