Peter Schrammel <peter.schrammel / gmx.de> writes:

> Why is there a limitation at all? I implemented the same thing in perl
> and it no complains ...
> Is the regexp engine of perl that much better?

I'd be very interested if you could post some benchmarks comparing
that huge regexp both in Perl's and Ruby's regexp engines.  I think a
pretty new Perl actually optimizes the regexp into a trie, so it
should be loads faster than using an naive implementation.

> Thanks for the reply
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