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Re: regex.c: emacs & glibc (and xemacs, and grep and ...)

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: regex.c: emacs & glibc (and xemacs, and grep and ...)
Date: 05 Apr 2002 15:27:47 -0500
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> * In message <address@hidden>
> * On the subject of "Re: regex.c: emacs & glibc (and xemacs, and grep and 
> ...)"
> * Sent on Fri, 5 Apr 2002 12:05:36 -0700 (MST)
> * Honorable Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     Finally, GNU CLISP (http://clisp.cons.org) comes with a GNU regex.c of
>     1994(!) - which version should we upgrade to?  Emacs?  GLIBC? GNU grep?
> I wish I knew.  The versions diverged due to inattention,
> and recently a completely new regex was put into Glibc.
> I am told it has major problems.  Supposing they are fixed,
> you will probably want to use that one in CLISP.

Could you please elaborate?
What are the problems?
When they are expected to be fixed?
Why do you recommend it for CLISP (instead of the Emacs's version)?


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