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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Possible bugs in current version
Date Wed, 02 Oct 1996 12:53:05 GMT
Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> >   *-linux*
> >   *-unixware*
> I think to be safe we should set Linux to "no".  There are so many
> different distributions out there.  On my Linux box, "yes" works,
> but I am not very confident that this can be said for all Linux setups.
> But Unixware!  A definite "no" there.  I had all sorts of problems with the
> regfree() call in the system regex library on a Unixware 2.0.3 box.  
> Another annoying thing is that in the Unixware /usr/include/regex.h file
> they define REG_STARTEND which to me would signify that the regex library
> supports the Start/End feature also supported by Henry Spencer's version.
> But nooo, that isn't the case at all.  They just define REG_STARTEND for the
> fun of it it seems.  
> Anyway, I should be able to provide a more complete list of broken platforms
> soon.  My PHP/FI package went out with what was in effect a default setting
> of "yes" for all platforms for which configure found a regcomp() function.
> I am getting problem reports flowing in, and I will make a list of the
> systems on which I am able to verify that the problems are regex-based.

A default of 'no' means NOT to use HS's supplied regex. I think you
want 'yes' for Linux and Unixware...

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