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From Lucid <>
Subject Re: RegExp stuff to be included in 1.2?
Date Tue, 23 Jul 1996 21:34:15 GMT
> On Tue, 23 Jul 1996, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > > Would anyone object to the use of a Spencer regex package? Does anyone
> > > have an opinion as to which one to use?
> > 
> > I vote POSIX. Let's just take it on board and fix the warnings. I vote against
> > any commercially restrictive license, because I believe that the license we
> > use achieves the aim (free software with source code) more effectively. Besides
> > we've already decided on our license and so should not incorporate code which
> > restricts it.
> Sounds good to me. So we have two +1 votes on incorporating Henry
> Spencer's POSIX-compatible regex package into Apache (Ben's and mine).
> Anyone have a third, or a -1? If someone else +1s it, I'll take the
> requisite parts and commit them. Then we can fix the warning, which, near
> as I can tell, comes about because the Solaris cc is too stupid to realize
> that an unsigned long is supposed to be an unsigned long. But I haven't
> figured out exactly how to fix it yet (it's no doubt easy).
> -- Alexei Kosut <>            The Apache HTTP Server 

I have used spencer's package and it works well and the license is good...
I preferer the POSIX route, so we could optionally link system libraries
if they work any faster...


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