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Re: Question about some fields in regex's re_pattern_buffer

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Question about some fields in regex's re_pattern_buffer
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:33:39 +0100

On 29 July 2010 23:18, Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 29 July 2010 23:14, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Reuben Thomas wrote:
>>> Thanks. I guess I should report this documentation bug somewhere, but
>>> where? (As mentioned in a recent message to this list, I've not had
>>> much mileage from reporting similar things to glibc in the past.)
>> The place to report it is glibc bugzilla <http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/>.
>> For documentation bugs, if you want to get them fixed, you need to provide
>> a patch in unidiff or git format and a ChangeLog entry. And be patient
>> afterwards.
> Since my first bug report was 6 years ago and the second was 4 years
> ago, I suspect my lack of a patch was the issue. I shall see if I can
> dig out the old reports and make a combined patch, since I think it
> was all just patches to fix comments in regex.h.

I have submitted a bug report with patch at


This addresses regex.h, but doesn't address the texinfo manual.
Unfortunately the texinfo manual is not currently shipped with glibc.
I have written to libc-alpha about this, but I would again appreciate
pointers to how to get this omission fixed; in particular, I can't see
how to submit patches to the regex documentation until it's actually
being shipped.


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