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Yes, you remember almost correctly! The problem is nested comments. The oft-quoted monster regex deals with all comments, but no nested comments. Nested comments are impossible without resorting to trickery (a regex that only Perl could do because it has embedded Perl code).

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In reply to •Re^4: Please evaluate: RegEx for validating e-mail addresses by merlyn
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