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Re^5: Memcache 'get' returns undef running under mod_perl (debug)

by tye (Sage)
on Dec 03, 2007 at 17:33 UTC ( #654619=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Memcache 'get' returns undef running under mod_perl (debug)
in thread Memcache 'get' returns undef running under mod_perl

To be honest, that makes no sense. /m only impacts the meaning of ^ and the only '^'s in the regex you show are inside a character class and so aren't impacted by /m.

If this change fixed the mod_perl client, then it does remind me of mod_perl bugs I've seen before. Usually these bugs are heisenbugs, however, coming and going depending on how long a given Apache process has been running, though I guess I have seen some persistent ones (and rarely ones that persisted until the master Apache process was restarted).

In any case, bug(s) I've seen cause rather weird regex behavior. For example, /\d\d/g will sometimes fail on a string full of pairs of digits (and you'll see a node temporarily tagged as being written "never"). Or I've had several complex regexes that mod_perl refused to parse even though they were correct and worked outside of mod_perl. Changing to a different delimiter was the most common solution.

Although I don't understand your explanation of the workings of this bug, it certainly looks like a Perl bug if dropping /m does what you describe (note that Perl bugs are more likely to be visible in mod_perl because the Perl interpretter runs for so long). It sounds like perhaps the /m on the one regex is, in mod_perl, making the /^END\r\n/ behave as if it had a /m on it.

- tye        

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Re^6: Memcache 'get' returns undef running under mod_perl (debug)
by graq (Curate) on Dec 04, 2007 at 08:52 UTC

    Interesting. Testing it a little further, it appears that it is the combination /me causing the problems. Removing just the 'm' to give

    $html =~ s/<\?KEYWORD\s+([^\?^>]+)\??>/$self->handle($1)/ge;

    does make it 'work'.

    However, I need the match to be multiline. Re-introducing the /m option in a loop also makes things work:

    my $MAX = 100; while( $html =~ m/<\?KEYWORD\s+([^\?^>]+)\??>/m ) { my $ssi_html = $self->handle($1); $html =~ s/<\?KEYWORD\s+([^\?^>]+)\??>/$ssi_html/m; last if $MAX++ > 100; }

    -=( Graq )=-

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