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Re: [Chicken-users] Inconsistencies with regexp package?

From: Felix Winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Inconsistencies with regexp package?
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 11:03:08 +0200
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address@hidden wrote:

Ah, you are using pregexp, so I assume this is on Windows, right?
It's a bug. See the attachment. <snip>
Another bug. Pregexp uses a s-expr representation for regular expressions,
and the procedures from the regex unit have to handle strings or s-exprs

pregexp has various bugs; this is why I asked (and Felix kindly provided ;)
support for PCRE, which is wonderful. BTW, is PCRE available on
Windows? I would say yes, since Python uses it and runs on Windows too.
For sure, PCRE is included in Cygwin and I used it with Chicken under
windows without problems (at least for some version of Cygwin ;)

When using the MSVC tools, I wasn't able to use the GnuWin32 version
of pcre (perhaps I just made a mistake, I don't know). Building a pure
MSVC dll failed also (it's not really supported explicitly, the pcre
docs hint that its possible, but doen't really give any useful assistance.
I'm sure it's possible with some tweaking, but I currently don't have the
time for that.


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