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Re: __builtin_expect used in regex

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: __builtin_expect used in regex
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 12:10:30 -0700
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Bruno Haible wrote:
In gnulib, the module 'regex' depends
on the module 'builtin-expect' (with the appropriate condition), and this
latter module guarantees that __builtin_expect is defined also on non-GCC

All true. However, __builtin_expect is being phased out in glibc and I'd like to take this opportunity to phase it out in the regex code too. I'll look into doing that.

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