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Re: Updating FreeBSD port

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Updating FreeBSD port
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 16:47:01 -0700
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Mikhail Teterin <address@hidden> writes:

> :-( Are there regex-patches currently waiting to be merged into GNU's libc? 

You can just do a diff between glibc and regex to find the list of
patches.  They aren't marshaled into a coherent set of small patches,
which is the bottleneck.  However, you _can_ just use the gnulib
version, which is a popular option.

> We are, actually, fairly comfortable using the "good old" regex and 
> offering -lgnuregex for applications needing GNU implementation....

> Lastly, the whole libc, glibc, and gnulib collection is quite confusing and 
> bewildering :-)

Well, I'm bewildered by libc versus -lgnuregex, so I guess we're even.

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