much slower then grep on some regular expressions

Sebastian "lunar" Wiesner basti.wiesner at
Mon Jul 7 16:44:22 CEST 2008

Mark Wooding <mdw at>:

> Sebastian "lunar" Wiesner <basti.wiesner at> wrote:
>> # perl -e '("a" x 100000) =~ /^(ab?)*$/;'
>> zsh: segmentation fault  perl -e '("a" x 100000) =~ /^(ab?)*$/;'
> (Did you really run that as root?)

How come, that you think so?

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