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Re: regex.c simplification

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: regex.c simplification
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:59:12 -0700
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Stefan Monnier wrote:
does etags use regexps internally, or only to handle
user-provided "--regex" arguments?
More specifically, does it come with its own set of hardcoded regexps?

No, etags uses the regexp code only for --regex arguments. It would of course be simpler to disable --regex on platforms lacking the glibc regex API. However, my impression is that etags --regex gets some use. For example:


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