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Re: [perl #116537] Regex: (*THEN) doesn't work as described

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Dave Mitchell
January 28, 2013 16:56
Re: [perl #116537] Regex: (*THEN) doesn't work as described
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On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 04:47:48PM -0700, Karl Williamson wrote:
> I bisected this problem.  The offending commit is
> commit 2e64971a6530d2645969bc489f564bfd3ce64993
> Author: David Mitchell <>
> Date:   Mon May 3 13:57:58 2010 +0100
>     tries: don't allocate memory at runtime
>     This is an indirect fix for
>         [perl #74484] Regex causing exponential runtime+mem usage

Oh joy. I'll add it to my list...

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