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Re: [Monotone-devel] 3rd party libraries

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] 3rd party libraries
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 15:50:11 -0700

On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Florian Weimer <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>  * pcre, idna: I'm not too sure about these, but dynamic linking seems
>>> to make more sense. I didn't hit any stumbling block so far in nvm.stripped.
>> Concur.  API/ABI stability shouldn't be an issue with these.
> The PCRE C++ API/ABI is not stable

We only use the C API.

>  and the regexp syntax isn't,
> either.  (For instance, "\R" used to match "R", but it doesn't
> anymore.)

I actually asked the PCRE developers about this and they said they had
no plans to change the syntax again anytime soon.


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