You're right. For the file's content, I just forgot to give it to the 'pmatch function (that's her file). For the test, well, that's quite trivial, provided you know there will be at least 10 values in your file (but, being given your code, that's the case anyway). Now let's consider pmatch only returns one value, then returns it (instead of a list of all values). As the file is a parameter, it is easy to know what's left to read.
(w/infile f "arcleaders.html"
(while (< count 10) (pmatch f "(\\d\\d?)\\..*?.+?<u>(.+?)<\\/u>.+?(\\d+)" action)))
I realize pmatch hasn't been written yet, but this seems odd. You're calling (pmatch f pat action) repeatedly, so where is the state info kept regarding the index of the last match, etc.? Your example reminds me of strtok in this regard, but I doubt that's what you had in mind.
With the Ruby example, the scan function invokes the supplied block repeatedly, but the break statement within the block will exit the scan function which is the desired behavior.
It's somewhat moot until someone writes pmatch though.