C:\WINNT>perl -e "print 00x888888888;"
Out of memory!
Amazing, it returns really quickly. Anyone care to speculate why this dies in a split second? Is the memory management engine really that smart? I didn't think Perl had any self-imposed ulimits or anything like that, and the Windows/Linux behavior is identical. You'd think it would slurp all available memory, but it looks like it doesn't even get close to trying.
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