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Re: [SERVER] ALPHA release of LambdaMOO server 1.7.9

Gustavo Glusman writes:
> How about a temporary patch to the regex code, that would warn to the log
> when 'wrong' regexps are used? Or, similarly, to the rx code, for
> 'suspicious' regexps?

Unfortunately, there are two reasons why I can't do this.  The first, and
probably most significant, is that this sort of detection would have to be
pretty deeply embedded in the RX code, a prospect I don't relish.  Second, you
can't tell from the pattern alone whether or not things are bad; it depends on
the use to which the programmer puts the result.



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