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Re: regex.c: emacs & glibc (and xemacs, and grep and ...)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: regex.c: emacs & glibc (and xemacs, and grep and ...)
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 10:32:13 -0700 (MST)

    > I wish I knew.  The versions diverged due to inattention,
    > and recently a completely new regex was put into Glibc.
    > I am told it has major problems.  Supposing they are fixed,
    > you will probably want to use that one in CLISP.

    Could you please elaborate?
    What are the problems?
    When they are expected to be fixed?

I have no such information, sorry.

    Why do you recommend it for CLISP (instead of the Emacs's version)?

A full rewrite is probably cleaner.
I know nothing more about it.

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