Trivial test script crashes perl

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Sun Aug 27 18:50:01 PDT 2006

On Sun, August 27, 2006 6:32 pm, walt wrote:
> This is a followup to my post about pkgsrc packages failing
> because of perl crashes.  I've spent a few days trying to
> narrow down the cause, and the attached perlscript is my
> best effort.  {I think of it as perl haiku ;o)
> Just run 'perl' and watch for the error.

I got no output (as it should be) but no crash on OS X 10.4 or DragonFly
1.4.4.  The regex you are using matches zero or more incidences of: either
any single character preceded by a backslash, or any character that isn't
a backslash, and it does so maximally.  It produces two matches because of
the parentheses: the whole string, and 'y'.

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