[New-bugs-announce] [issue9871] IDLE dies when using some regex

Popa Claudiu report at bugs.python.org
Thu Sep 16 10:55:25 CEST 2010

New submission from Popa Claudiu <pcmanticore at gmail.com>:


While trying to find a way for extracting strange characters in an ascii file, I stumbled upon some strange behaviour of IDLE, which exits without warning after running the following regex:

re.findall(b"\x.{2}", b"sdds\xd8")

In Python 2.6, this won't happen. This is my version of Python 3.1:
Python 3.1 (r31:73574, Jun 26 2009, 20:21:35).

components: IDLE
messages: 116516
nosy: Popa.Claudiu
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE dies when using some regex
versions: Python 3.1

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