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Re: regex.c simplification

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: regex.c simplification
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:58:39 -0700
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Stefan Monnier wrote:
If we wanted to make the fork more official, we could simplify src/regex.c
to not worry about lib-src, by having etags use Glibc/Gnulib regex rather
than Emacs regex.
I would welcome such a change.

I started the ball rolling by writing a patch that changes etags to use Glibc regex, falling back on a Gnulib copy if Glibc is not available; see Bug#32194. We can follow up later by simplifying the Emacs-only regex code to assume Emacs.

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