Subject: Re: /bin/expr has a bug
To: None <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/10/1994 10:53:35
> > Environment:
> NetBSD 1.0 (supped 10 July 1994)
> hp300
> >Description:
> 	expr is supposed to use the colon (`:') to indicate that a regular
> expression is to be performed and print the number of matching characters.
> The return status should indicate whether any match was found.  But expr
> ALWAYS prints `0' and returns status 1.

Your test cases work fine on the i386.  Anyone with another big endian 
machine care to test this out?  I want to know if this is a hp, or big
endian problem, as it is probably in the regular expression routines