Friday afternoon blag fest

Nicholas Clark nick at
Fri Sep 21 15:56:43 BST 2007

On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 05:57:02AM -0700, 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.

What it does is left as an exercise for the reader?

Nicholas Clark

PS I'm half expecting the 1 line response "yes!" :-)

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