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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 13:04:15 -0400

On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:54:50 -0700 "John Wiegley" <address@hidden>
> >>>>> "PE" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:  
> PE> If we're going to go to that much work, why not use glibc
> PE> regex? It uses a DFA and falls back on backtracking only when
> PE> needed. Although glibc regex isn't maintained that well, it's
> PE> at least maintained, which TRE is not. And it does have some
> PE> advantages: it has an API that is like Emacs src/regex.c, and
> PE> it won't have any licensing issues. Its main disadvantage (it
> PE> doesn't support split buffers) could be overcome fairly easily,
> PE> either by adding support for that back into the library, or
> PE> arranging for a single array whenever the regex matcher is
> PE> called.  
> If we do find a problem with it, how long will it take before the
> fix we need is propagated everywhere it needs to go?

Which package was the referent for "it"?

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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