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Re: regexp-exec fails for long strings

From: Wolfgang Jährling
Subject: Re: regexp-exec fails for long strings
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 08:04:20 +0200
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> wrote:
>    From: Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden>
>    Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 16:29:40 -0700
>    i traced this to `regexec' (glibc 2.2.4) and stopped -- it's not a guile
>    bug after all, as far as i could tell.  (also, could not reproduce the
>    behavior under FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE.)
>    probably time to apt-get update...
> this problem persists w/ glibc 2.2.5.  hmmm....

AFAIK, the glibc-people are rewriting the regex code for 2.3, because
the current implementation got unmaintainable and has various strange
limitations. This could be one of those.


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