[thelist] OT: blast from the past

Raymond Camden jedimaster at macromedia.com
Thu Sep 27 10:10:05 CDT 2001

FYI, this was only true when the regex contained ".*". I bet if you do
your test again with this RE you will see the issue. I'm checking into
this, as one of our engineers said that the # (ie, 20k) may have been
increased for CF5.

Raymond Camden, Principal Spectra Compliance Engineer for Macromedia

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org 
> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Michael Buffington
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 10:47 AM
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thelist] OT: blast from the past
> <tip type="ColdFusion" author="Michael Buffington">
> The ColdFusion 5.0 documentation claims that you cannot use 
> the regular expression functions REFind, REFindNoCase, 
> REReplace, and REReplaceNoCase on strings greater than 20,000 
> characters in length.
> Well, that doesn't seem to be the case, as you can easily use 
> strings in any size. I've tested it with 22,000 characters, 
> 200,000 characters, and even 750,000 characters and it works 
> just fine. </tip>

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