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Re: regexp reimplementation

From: Ulrich Drepper
Subject: Re: regexp reimplementation
Date: 15 Oct 2001 16:18:12 -0700
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Bob Ham <address@hidden> writes:

> I'll assume, then, that I can address questions to address@hidden,
> one of which I have now.  I've been looking over the existing code and
> it's obvious the main problem is the large number of '#ifdef WCHAR's. 
> It seems some extra absraction and whatnot is needed, but is this the
> only problem with the code?  Are there any other major problems with
> the implementation as it is?

The existing regex code is no good example.  An regex implementation
of use in glibc must support multibyte charsets and this is what was
added to the existing implementation.  If you do it in a claener way
the better.

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