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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Strange PCRE bug
$ ocaml -I +pcre
        Objective Caml version 3.08.1

# #load "pcre.cma";;
# let rex = Pcre.regexp "(:?([a-z]+)\\s+)*";;
val rex : Pcre.regexp = <abstr>
# Pcre.extract_all ~rex "a b c d ee ff ";;

  (* Hangs, rapidly consuming memory.  Killed with ^C ... *)

Interrupted.
# Gc.full_major ();;
- : unit = ()

The Gc.full_major () doesn't recover any memory.

On a more general point, how do I access all the strings captured by
the inner brackets in a pattern like (:? (..)  )*  ?

Rich.

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