[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #33517: Crash After Registering 500+ Shortcodes

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Sun Aug 23 23:02:48 UTC 2015

#33517: Crash After Registering 500+ Shortcodes
 Reporter:  thepolishlad  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Shortcodes    |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  roadmap       |     Focuses:

Comment (by thepolishlad):

 Replying to [comment:8 miqrogroove]:
 > Replying to [comment:7 thepolishlad]:
 > > It's not the # of shortcodes though
 > This is wishful thinking.  Fact is, if anyone registers hundreds of
 shortcodes, the system becomes extremely inefficient with alternation
 patterns until it finally crashes the PCRE compiler.  The available
 solutions are to use shortcode attributes correctly (which falls on the
 plugin author), or to redesign the system (which falls on contributors
 like me).

 I see. I was making a guess (I'm not a programmer) based on what I was

 Do you have any idea of the max # of shortcodes able to be registered
 before the PCRE compiler crashes?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/33517#comment:9>
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