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Re: [bug-gnulib] Does regex.c support non-greedy quantifiers?

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] Does regex.c support non-greedy quantifiers?
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 11:25:53 +0200
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On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 03:44:51PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:
> > I thought I have convinced Paul about that some time ago,
> Yes, but nobody has found time to work on it yet.

thus I wasn't wrong when I stated that there is a consensus that
the way to go is to adopt the "new" regex from glibc.

I wish to work on it, but I cannot say when I'll get to it.

> To your list I would add that the "recent bug fixed in glibc"
> referred to problems in early editions of the glibc-2002 regex,
> unless you know of later bugs than that.

The early editions had serious problems, but there were minor problems
which were discovered and fixed later.  I suggest to check for one of
them, so that the regex from system glibc is used only if it's really
fresh.  And, of course, we have to add a check for a problem which
was fixed *by* the new regex itself, so that ancient glibc is not used

Have a nice day,

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