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Re^3: regex on gigabyte string

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 26, 2013 at 19:56 UTC ( #1015533=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Where $begtagidx is out to 4 billion and have not seen problem.

Okay. It seems that limitation has been lifted with 5.16 (I still use 5.10.1 as my primary Perl where it is the case):

say $];; 5.016001 $s = 'fred'; $s x= 1024**3;; print substr( $s, -4 );; fred

But the 2GB limit on regex still persists in 5.16:

[19:51:25.70] C:\test>\perl64-16\bin\perl \perl64\bin\ [0] Perl> say $];; 5.016001 [0] Perl> $s = 'fred'; $s x= 1024**3;; [0] Perl> ++$n while $s =~ /fred/g; say $n;; Use of uninitialized value $n in say at (eval 9) line 1, <STDIN> line +3. [0] Perl> $s = 'fr'; $s x= 1024**3;; [0] Perl> ++$n while $s =~ /fr/g; say $n;; Use of uninitialized value $n in say at (eval 11) line 1, <STDIN> line + 5. [0] Perl> $s = 'fr'; $s x= 1020**3;; [0] Perl> ++$n while $s =~ /fr/g; say $n;; 1061208000 [0] Perl>

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