Bug in RE's?

Robin Siebler robin.siebler at corp.palm.com
Thu Oct 17 18:49:13 CEST 2002


I have a list of words that I need to search for in a large number of
files.  I decided to put the patterns into one huge string and make an
RE out of it.  However, at a certain point the RE stops working.  By
this, I mean that the findall method does not return any matches for a
line that contain matches.  If I recompile the RE, it works fine.  the
RE always stops working in the same place and it always starts working
again in the same place.  I have no idea why.  Has anyone ever seen
this?  If this is a bug, where would I report it?



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