more than 100 capturing groups in a regex

Jorge Godoy godoy at
Tue Oct 25 14:28:29 CEST 2005

"Joerg Schuster" <joerg.schuster at> writes:

>> but what is the reason for so much capturing groups?  I
>> imagine that coding this and keeping code maintenable is a huge effort.
> User input is compiled to regular expressions. The user does not have
> to worry about those groups.

And what is the problem with something like getopt, optparse, etc.? 

And 10K groups on a single input line?  

Jorge Godoy      <godoy at>

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