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Broken compatibility for recursive regex in Perl 5.8.4

by gmax (Abbot)
on May 24, 2004 at 23:10 UTC ( #356076=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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  1. or download this
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w
    use strict;
    ...
              )*
              \)
            }x;
    
  2. or download this
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w
    use strict;
    ...
              )*
              \)
            }x;
    
  3. or download this
    $_ = 'aa bb (cc (dd) ee) ff ';
    #   wanting ^----------^
    ...
    __END__
    __OUTPUT__
    (cc (dd) ee)
    

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