Perl vs. Java RegEx

Tim Bray compares Perl and Java regular expression performance with the result of Java performing twice as fast as Perl when output performance is factored out.  Fantastic.  I knew Java regular expression library was fast but I didn't know it was this fast.  Even more encouraging, there are even faster third party regular expression libraries for Java.  I wonder if .NET 2.0 makes up for the lackluster RegEx performance in .NET 1.1.


Jeff Atwood is getting completely different result (.NET RE faster by ~40%) from an informal benchmark I did a while back (.NET slower by ~60%).  BTW, I don't believe .NET RE is 20 times slower than Java RE.