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Re: [Bug-gnulib] regexp.c divergence against Emacs

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] regexp.c divergence against Emacs
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 07:27:16 +0200

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:
>> There are two copies of regexp.[ch] in the gnulib repository.  The one
>> at the top level is the one which is maintained with Emacs.  monnier
>> suggests more recent changes in the other version are merged into the
>> Emacs one which should then replace the one in lib.


> Historically lib/regexp.[ch] tracked what was in the GNU C library,
> which had diverged from Emacs but nobody had time or inclination to
> merge them.  Now, however, the GNU C library has a new implementation
> of regexp.[ch] -- it supports the POSIX i18n features that the older
> one did not -- so the "track glibc" motivation is now absent.
> I don't see why we need to have 3 versions of regexp.c --
>  2 is enough
> -- but perhaps Jim Meyering nows more about this and can say whether
> we there is any reason to distinguish the Emacs version from the
> gnulib version.

There are two regexp.c in gnulib because emacs needed a
version-controlled regexp.c, and no one was motivated to merge the two.
It'll be good to get rid of that wart.  More than a few people have
been confused by the duplication.

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