sunmaz has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am attempting to change my previously greedy quantification into a possessive modality.

My regex is: /(\d++\.\d++)($meanSearchTerm)/oi

Perl complains thusly: Nested quantifiers in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/([\d]++ <-- HERE \.[\d]++)( bits = mean)/ at line 326, <RIBL> line 1.

I would like to resolve this without further capturing (so no additional parens).

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.