Summary of How Regex in C# can kill your app

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The author of the video discusses how regular expressions can kill an application if not properly configured. He recommends using a timeout or better regex to avoid this problem.

  • 00:00:00 This video demonstrates how regex can kill an application if not properly understood and configured. The author shows a piece of regex that is widely used on email validation, and demonstrates how backtracking can cause the application to run slowly.
  • 00:05:00 The author discusses how regex in C# can kill an app, noting that it is prone to exponential growth and backtracking. He recommends using either a timeout or a better regex.
  • 00:10:00 In this video, the author discusses how using regular expressions can quickly cause an application to crash. One way to avoid this is to set a match timeout.

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