in reply to Re^2: Strange result from "abbbbbc" =~ /(b)*?(b*?)c/
in thread Strange result from "abbbbbc" =~ /(b)*?(b*?)c/

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
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