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Re: What’s the deal with #if _LIBC and other non-Emacs code?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: What’s the deal with #if _LIBC and other non-Emacs code?
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:51:50 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:42:55 -0400
> > This code is maintained by glibc, where those parts are used.
> > Although our version diverged quite a lot from the one in glibc, we
> > still have plans to merge them at some point.  So I think we shouldn't
> > remove those parts.
> AFAIK, this code used to be in some version of glibc, but glibc has
> moved to a completely different regexp implementation many years ago.

Sorry, I meant gnulib.

> IIRC gnulib was the last non-Emacs package which shared this code, and
> AFAIK gnulib also dropped this (not sure if it replaced it with
> something else or what, tho).
> So, my understanding is that this code is now 100% ours with no hope to
> sync it with anyone else.

I wasn't aware we made such a decision.  AFAIR, last time this was
discussed the desire to merge with gnulib was still there, although
not the resources.

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