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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: New HS regex library?
Date Mon, 03 May 1999 08:00:40 GMT
Manoj Kasichainula wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Apr 29, 1999 at 05:26:09PM -0400, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> > Didn't someone mention a while ago that there's a new version
> > of the hsregex library?  I can't find it..
> >
> > If so, is the licence still compatible with Apache?  Should we
> > adopt it for 2.0?
> 
> I don't know about a new hsregex library, but if we're considering a
> new library, I've heard good things about PCRE. It's a package that
> provides Perl-compatible regexes.
> 
> ftp://ftp.cus.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programs/pcre/
> 
> The license looks extremely liberal.

Python uses the PCRE library for its regex support. Works great. I'm not
sure whether hsregex is being maintained or not, but PCRE definitely is.

The Python license is even more liberal than Apache, so I'd say there
wouldn't be a problem there :-)

Cheers,
-g

--
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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