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Re: [PATCH] regex: Pass the system regex if its only problem is 32-bit r
Re: [PATCH] regex: Pass the system regex if its only problem is 32-bit regoff_t
Thu, 09 Sep 2010 17:44:55 +0200
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On 09/09/2010 05:24 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
This would make no sense to me.
I know, I'm trying to be pragmatic. I prefer a gigabyte-crippled grep
than a feature-crippled grep.
It would be better to push the glibc people so that they offer some
preprocessor macro that makes regoff_t 64-bit wide - like it was done for
Would glibc need to export additional symbols for this? Yes.
Would a compiled glibc need to contain two copies of the regex code? No, the
32-bit version could be a thin wrapper around the 64-bit version.
The glibc bug at http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5945
says "This is known but obviously cannot easily be fixed. Suspended
until somebody takes this serious to actually take a stab at a solution".
I guess that counts as "patches are welcome". :)