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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 938d252 4/4: Make regex matching reentrant; up

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 938d252 4/4: Make regex matching reentrant; update syntax during match
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:44:42 -0400

On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:40:05 -0400 "Perry E. Metzger"
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:49:46 -0700 "Daniel Colascione"
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > I think the right thing would be to use TRE if we could get
> > > Ville Laurikari to let someone else be the maintainer. Sadly
> > > right now it seems unmaintained and has been for years, but
> > > it's fast, complete, and has the ability to handle things like
> > > gap buffers.    
> > 
> > Last time I looked, many years ago, there were several bugs (or
> > differences between TRE and POSIX anyway)  
> Bugs yes, but the POSIX conformance was pretty strict. As I said, he
> seemed to have abandoned the thing, but the bones are pretty good.
> Someone could just fork it and implement all the patches people have
> been contributing that have been languishing in the github issue
> trackers.

Oh, and re2 isn't built for POSIX compliance. It has no constructs
that require backtracking etc.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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