PCRE in 3.0?
p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Jul 25 15:35:25 CEST 2011
On 25/07/11 13:56, Alan DeKok wrote:
> Phil Mayers wrote:
>> Do we think there's value in using a better regexp library in 3.0?
>> The Exim guys wrote PCRE and bundled it with the Exim source until
>> relatively recently, so if we don't want an external dependency that
>> might be an option (having said that, they removed it about a year ago
>> and it's a dependency now)
> We can add pcre support. So long as there's the typical
> configure/ifdef magic to make it work.
> If you're doing a patch, just make sure that the ifdef's are there. I
> can go fight with configure.
I'm in South America for 3 weeks from Saturday, so will be unlikely to
look at this myself until September.
However, PCRE has a posix-compatible API, so it could be as simple as
...and adding "-lpcreposix" to the link libs. I might have a quick go at
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