why does my javascript regex.test() give alternating results-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

Possible Duplicate:
Javascript regex returning true.. then false.. then true.. etc

var r = /\d/g;
var a = r.test("1"); // will be true
var b = r.test("1"); // will be false
console.log(a == b); // will be false

Please explain to me why the result of r.test("1") alternates with each call?

I was able to work around the issue I was having by removing the g modifier. However I would still like to understand why this happens.

How to solve:

When you’re using /g, the regex object will save state between calls (since you should be using it to match over multiple calls). It matches once, but subsequent calls start from after the original match.

(This is a duplicate of Javascript regex returning true.. then false.. then true.. etc)

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