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Author schmir
Recipients effbot, joshhoyt, loewis, schmir
Date 2007-11-02.16:51:27
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here is an example (from

python -c 'import re; num=25; r=re.compile("a?"*num+"a"*num);

At work I have seen a real world case of a regular expression which ran
for minutes rendering the application unresponsive. We would have been
glad to be able to interrupt the regular expression engine and getting a
Date User Action Args
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