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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] silence regex warnings
Date Thu, 30 Jan 1997 07:13:12 GMT
On Wed, 29 Jan 1997, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> >   * warnings in regex
> >        Status: Roy would like to see this fixed since it makes Apache
> >                a mess on Solaris when using -Wall.  Roy will make patch.
> I spent a couple hours trying to fix the warnings directly, but the vast
> majority are created by side-effect macros that can't be fixed without
> risking total disaster.  Since none of the warnings are significant,
> I've given up and recommend the following patch instead.  It would probably
> be better to define a special -DREGEX_CFLAGS in Configuration, but this
> works for me.  It won't work for compilers that need something defined
> in EXTRA_CFLAGS, so a more portable solution would be welcome from those
> who regularly mess with the Configure stuff.  OTOH, this method prevents
> Apache-specific defines from interfering with regex defines.

I've often wondered why it was propagated - it did cause some annoyance on SGI
6.2 for me, once.  This is fine with me.



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