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Re: [Bug-gnulib] removal of regex.[ch]

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] removal of regex.[ch]
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 15:49:24 -0700
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On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 01:51:28PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:

> How about if you wait a couple of days for Jeff to respond, and if he
> doesn't, then start syncing gnulib regex from Emacs?

I do still actually follow these lists occasionally ;)

regex.c and regex.h haven't been updated in about a year in gnulib's
repo, but have been updated in Emacs' repo - that is, the symlink is

rms' original idea when I proposed gnulib was that things should be
symlinked within the CVS repos, so that any new checkout would be
automatically updated, and that any project could fix bugs
transparently.  regex.[ch] was the only bit to ever get this done to it.

Given that the symlink is broken, I would suggest *not* reinstating it
(although if we choose to do so, I still have ssh to subversion), and
deleting it from the root of the repo.  IIRC, the Emacs regex.[ch]
interface is different that the one in glibc.  Emacs should probably go
off on its own until it's ready to adopt the module system that gnulib

Hope that helps.

Jeff Bailey

I do not agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your
right to say it. 
 - Voltaire

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