May 26, 2018

OO interface for the gnu regex engine

This is a port of the glibc gnu regex engine into perl. There are few reasons you would need this. The few I can think of include

0 You wish to use untrusted user expressions in such a way as to be able to catch errors. Example eval alarm 2; m/10241024/ is an instant uncatchable segmentation fault. GNU’s regexps will still fail, but in a timeout way rather than an instant segfault way.

1 You wish to have POSIX compliance on … something … Perl’s regexps are slightly different – arguably better, but different.

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