atom feed7 messages in org.perl.perl5-portersregexp limit to 32767 is too small
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Igal IancuNov 16, 1997 1:26 pm 
Rujith de SilvaNov 17, 1997 5:54 am 
Mark-Jason DominusNov 17, 1997 9:15 am 
Ilya ZakharevichNov 17, 1997 10:37 am 
Hugo van der SandenNov 18, 1997 2:38 am 
Mark-Jason DominusNov 18, 1997 6:51 am 
abig...@fnx.comNov 18, 1997 10:51 am 
Subject:regexp limit to 32767 is too small
From:Igal Iancu (
Date:Nov 16, 1997 1:26:09 pm

This is a bug report for perl from, generated with the help of perlbug 1.17 running under perl 5.004.

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regular expression values are limited to 32767 wild card matches, i.e. /a*/ would actually mean /a{0,32767}/

I have several application which demand the upper limit to be either infinite (unset), or at least bumped up to 10^6.

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Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 4 subversion 0) configuration: Platform: osname=aix, osvers=, archname=rs_aix41 uname='aix pdx206 1 4 000084847500 ' hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define bincompat3=y useperlio= d_sfio= Compiler: cc='/usr/intel/97r1/bin/gcc', optimize='-O', gccversion=cygnus-2.7-96q4 cppflags='-D_ALL_SOURCE -D_ANSI_C_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE
-I/usr/intel/97r1/include' ccflags ='-D_ALL_SOURCE -D_ANSI_C_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE
-I/usr/intel/97r1/include' stdchar='unsigned char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false voidflags=15, castflags=1, d_casti32=define, d_castneg= intsize=4, alignbytes=8, usemymalloc=n, randbits=15 Linker and Libraries: ld='ld', ldflags =' -L/usr/intel/97r1/lib' libpth=/usr/intel/97r1/lib /lib /usr/lib /usr/ccs/lib /usr/local/lib libs=-lgdbm -ldbm -ldb -lld -lm -lc -lbsd -lPW libc=/lib/libc.a, so=a useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a Dynamic Linking: dlsrc=dl_aix.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=, ccdlflags='-Xlinker -bE:perl.exp' cccdlflags='-fpic', lddlflags='-H512 -T512 -bhalt:4 -bM:SRE
-bI:$(PERL_INC)/perl.exp -bE:$(BASEEXT).exp -b noentry -lc