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possible bug regarding (?#text)

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Xavier Noria
March 22, 2003 10:52
possible bug regarding (?#text)
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This comes from a discussion in freenode#perl:

With v5.6.1 built for i386-linux:

    fxn@malacaton:~$ perl -ce '/(?#foo/)/'
    syntax error at -e line 1, at EOF
    -e had compilation errors.

With v5.8.0 built for i386-linux-thread-multi, and v5.8.0 built for 

    fxn@conway:~$ perl -ce '/(?#foo/)/'
    panic: constant overflowed allocated space at -e line 1.

Do you think that syntax should be valid?

I have searched but found nothing. If it wasn't meant to 
be valid then maybe it would be a good idea to say something about the 
delimiter in the entry about (?#text) in perlop.

-- fxn

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