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Re: [bug-grep] Re: grep

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: [bug-grep] Re: grep
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 11:15:59 +0100
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On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 06:03:39PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> I'm scared thinking that the Bond test didn't even exit, and this

Don't be scared, this is not that it doesn't exit, it's just extremelly
slow.  (You can shorten the regex to use less then 9 backrefs and observe
thow the time grows exponentially.)

As soon as you use a non-C locale, you have to use the new regex from

> I'm also wondering why my Slackware grep did work on the Bond test given
> that it should use the system library, but this surely is some difference
> in library versions.

Yes, it's possible that it has older version of glibc.

>    I eventually decided to stick to 2.5.1a.
> ... even if I've seen that the old Spencer test #55 has disappeared and
> the Bond test has been modified to cope with the libc limitation.

We didn't wan't to give the false impression that the included regex is
better by a skewed test suite.

Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience,
        Stepan Kasal

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