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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: i18nregexp replaced with ICU regexp => heads up
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:33:10 GMT


--- On Fri, 9/30/11, Herbert Duerr <hdu@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> for removing "category X excluded licenses" from Apache
> OpenOffice I replaced the formerly used LGPL licensed module
> i18nregexp with the regular expression engine of module ICU
> which is already widely use in OpenOffice.
> 
> The replacement fixes a lot of problems: e.g. in a text
> "abcabc" trying to "find all backwards" for "b" resulted in
> it only finding the last "b", now it actually finds all of
> them. It also introduces some changes, e.g. i18nregexp had
> two modes "classic" and "extended" regexp whereas the ICU
> based engine treats all patterns as extended-regexp.
>

Well done Herbert!! This is one of those changes where
I can see the IP cleanup also contributes towards making
AOOo a much better product!

Pedro.

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