Finding the intersection between two regexes

David Cantrell david at
Mon Apr 21 01:42:23 BST 2014

Can anyone point me at some code on the CPAN that, given two regexes,
can figure out whether there are any bits of text that will be matched
by both?

eg, given /abc.../ and /...def/ it should tell me that there is an
intersection, because the string 'abcdef' matches both.

I'm not interested in covering all the utterly loopy things that one can
do with perl regexes, of course. What I'm really after is a version of

because I'm *far* too lazy to port it myself.

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