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Author vbr
Recipients akitada, akuchling, amaury.forgeotdarc, collinwinter, doerwalter, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, gregory.p.smith, jaylogan, jimjjewett, loewis, mark, moreati, mrabarnett, nneonneo, pitrou, rsc, sjmachin, timehorse, vbr
Date 2009-08-10.08:54:53
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First, many thanks for this contribution; it's great, that the re 
module gets updated in that comprehensive way!

I'd like to report some issue with the current version 

Using an empty string as the search pattern ends up consuming system 
resources and the function doesn't return anything nor raise an 
exception or crash (within several minutes I tried).
The current re engine simply returns the empty matches on all character 
boundaries in this case.

I use win XPh SP3, the behaviour is the same on python 2.5.4 and 2.6.2:
It should be reproducible with the following simple code:

>>> import re
>>> import regex
>>> re.findall("", "abcde")
['', '', '', '', '', '']
>>> regex.findall("", "abcde")

Date User Action Args
2009-08-10 08:54:57vbrsetrecipients: + vbr, loewis, akuchling, doerwalter, georg.brandl, collinwinter, gregory.p.smith, jimjjewett, sjmachin, amaury.forgeotdarc, pitrou, nneonneo, rsc, timehorse, mark, ezio.melotti, mrabarnett, jaylogan, akitada, moreati
2009-08-10 08:54:55vbrsetmessageid: <>
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