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Why does matchlist() return empty strings at the end of the result?

From the Vim's help: echo matchlist('acd', '\v(a)?(b)?(c)?(.*)') Results in: ['acd', 'a', '', 'c', 'd', '', '', '', '', ''] I understand why the 3rd element is an empty string: 'b' is not present in ...
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How to express an unicode code points set in match command?

My test.txt for this example.   unicode 3000 (whitespace in Chinese mark) ! unicode ff01 ^ unicode ff3e ~ unicode ff5e The command can match whitespace in Chinese mark(u3000). hi! ...
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How to anchor matchlist after searchpos?

I'm trying to find words before the cursor using searchpos, then use matchlist to get the captures. I can't find a reliable way to anchor the pattern for matchlist. For example, if the cursor is ...