Friday afternoon blag fest

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Fri Sep 21 15:46:12 BST 2007

On 21 Sep 2007, at 13:57, Ovid wrote:

> --- Chris Jack <chris_jack at> wrote:
>> What's the longest regular expression anyone's ever written? Choose
>> your own criteria for longest (e.g. #lines, #characters) although I
>> suspect pitifully slow might get less respect from the audience....
> I believe mine is 5214 characters, but it appears to very fast when  
> run
> against its intended target text.

There's enough repetition in there that it should be templated and  
iterated over.

Dave Hodgkinson
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