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Author schmir
Recipients effbot, joshhoyt, loewis, schmir
Date 2007-11-02.16:51:27
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Message-id <1194022287.72.0.288747929498.issue846388@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
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here is an example (from http://swtch.com/~rsc/regexp/regexp1.html)

python -c 'import re; num=25; r=re.compile("a?"*num+"a"*num);
r.match("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
traceback.
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Date User Action Args
2007-11-02 16:51:28schmirsetspambayes_score: 0.368805 -> 0.368805
recipients: + schmir, loewis, effbot, joshhoyt
2007-11-02 16:51:27schmirsetspambayes_score: 0.368805 -> 0.368805
messageid: <1194022287.72.0.288747929498.issue846388@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
2007-11-02 16:51:27schmirlinkissue846388 messages
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