Of course it shouldn't be too hard with Text::Balanced. I would still be delighted to do it in one single regex. I'm not really sure if this is actually impossible, but for sure it's hard.
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I'm puzzled by the possibility of doing it with a single regex and the help of a few pre- and post- transformations. I have a well definite idea of how to do that, but it won't be so easy either... first or later I suspect that my hubris will take over and eventually I'll do it!
Update: I'm not bothered by the fact that this has been downvoted, but I'd be very glad to know why it has... however to show with an example (of a somewhat related problem) what I meant with the above, I refer you to Re: Shuffling cards, but in that case the state of affairs is particularly simple because I can trust input strings which in turn are (guaranteed to be) particularly simple.