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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ... but I wish their conclusion wasn't so bozo:

    Regular expression matching can be simple and fast, using finite automata-based techniques that have been known for decades. In contrast, Perl, PCRE, Python, Ruby, Java, and many other languages have regular expression implementations based on recursive backtracking that are simple but can be excruciatingly slow.

    ... for pathetic expressions!

    We're indeed talking about the regular expression /a?a?a?aaa/ which no experienced Perl code would ever use in real code