Freeze problem with Regular Expression

Kirk noreply at
Tue Jul 1 11:20:26 CEST 2008

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:43:22 -0700, John Machin wrote:

>> I reply here to all of you about such point: that's not important,
>> although I appreciate very much your suggestions! My point was
>> 'something that works in Perl, has problems in Python'.
> It *is* important; our point was 'you didn't define "works", and it was


> near-impossible (without transcribing your regex into verbose mode) to
> guess at what you suppose it might do sometimes'.

fine: it's supposed to terminate! :-)

Do you think that hanging is an *admissible* behavior? Couldn't we learn 
something from Perl implementation?

This is my point.



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