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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: Broken clients
Date Sun, 21 Jul 1996 21:08:25 GMT
> On Sun, 21 Jul 1996, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> > I like the concept, anyway, as I think I said last time it was suggested. It
> > does leave us with the question of a pattern matching package, again. That is,
> > assuming we can't just use the OS native ones (can we?).
> 
> Out of half a dozen OSes I have access to, four of them (HP-UX 9.04,
> Solaris 2.5, BSDI 2.0, Linux 1.2.0) have the POSIX regex functions,
> and two don't (IRIX 5.3 and SunOS 4.1.1). To my mind, that's a good
> enough chunk of OSes that my vote goes for POSIX, with compatible
> functions in a source file somewhere for those OSes that don't have
> it. I mean, if the functions are already in libc, why not use them?

I agree.




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