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Regex spamming.

by yosefm (Friar)
on Jan 15, 2004 at 22:42 UTC ( #321698=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Being a part-time perl poet (I posted some here) I often look at language in a perlish way, sometimes finding interesting things for poetry.

I was looking through comp.lang.perl.modules when I saw this subject line: "Turn $5 into $15,000..." which is of course spam and I ignored it. And then I thought - "Hey, this could be a valid regex question, dealing with capturing parentheses... ". You might say who's going to use $15,000 but it's still funny, isn't it?

perl -e'$b=unpack"b*",pack"H*","59dfce2d6b1664d3b26cd9969503";\ for(;$a<length$b;$a+=9){print+pack"b8",substr$b,$a,8;}'
My public key

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Re: Regex spamming.
by BUU (Prior) on Jan 16, 2004 at 21:29 UTC
    Would the $x variables really go to $15000 ? How high do they go?
      Try this:

      perl -e'$a="(.)"x15000;$_="a"x15000;/$a/;print "$15000\n";' output: a

      Looks like it goes that far if you have the RAM.

      perl -e'$b=unpack"b*",pack"H*","59dfce2d6b1664d3b26cd9969503";\ for(;$a<length$b;$a+=9){print+pack"b8",substr$b,$a,8;}'
      My public key

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