regex-tdfa issue with large regexps

Simon Michael simon at
Mon Aug 23 22:42:33 EDT 2010

Hi and thanks again Christopher.. I just used regex-tdfa for the first  
time. I'm looking for a native haskell regex lib that's installable  
and reliable on all platforms. Perl-style regexps would be ideal. I  
know regex-tdfa doesn't support these (yet ?) but it did install  
easily on windows which is promising.

I noticed it's quite sensitive to regexp size; it will eat all ram on  
my 1G mac with regexps larger than 500 chars or so. With pcre-light, I  
could get up to about 32K before a runtime error.

Is there an issue tracker for the regex packages ?


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