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From Manoj Kasichainula <>
Subject Re: Wrapping the regex functions for 2.0
Date Thu, 02 Mar 2000 00:11:41 GMT
> > This has been brought up before, but I think that before 2.0 goes out,
> > we should replace the regex library. There are two good alternatives
> > that I know of: PCRE, and the new HS regex libs. I'm partial to PCRE,
> > because it is visibly maintained right now (there's now a 3.0
> > version), and because there are actual tarballs of the package that I
> > know of. AFAIK, the new hsregex is only in Tcl tarballs.

So, there has been no strenuous objection to this idea. So if there
are no objections, I'll replace (when I get around to it :) the
hsregex in 2.0 with PCRE and mandate that it is always compiled in;
with ap_ wrappers to prevent namespace collision with system libs.


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