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What version of Perl gave you such things? I get $1 = undef, $2 = "bbbb".

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Re^2: Strange result from "abbbbbc" =~ /(b)*?(b*?)c/
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Aug 01, 2006 at 20:39 UTC

    I can reproduce his results with ActivePerl 5.6.1

    $1 = 'a' $2 = 'bbbbb' @- = (1, 0, 1) @+ = (7, 1, 6)
      Perl 5.8.8 doesn't have this problem. Whatever it is, it appears to have been fixed. 5.6.1 is kind of "old".

      Jeff japhy Pinyan, P.L., P.M., P.O.D, X.S.: Perl, regex, and perl hacker
      How can we ever be the sold short or the cheated, we who for every service have long ago been overpaid? ~~ Meister Eckhart
        It appears to have been fixed in 5.8.0.
        $1 = '' (defined) $2 = 'bbbbb' @- = (1, 1, 1) @+ = (7, 1, 6)