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Re: GNU grep in /usr/bin? WTF?!

On 12-Oct-08, at 1:19 PM, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
libc's regexp doesn't support UTF-8 and therefore usr.bin/grep will
not too.

I'd strongly suggest that's actually more of an incentive to move to a BSD grep. (primarily because it would mean grep/egrep would then conform to the standard libc regexp implementation since obviously it doesn't do so now)

It's also an incentive to improve (eg. add UTF-8 support to) the base regexp code too, if that's deemed desirable and possible to do without causing major confusion and bloat.

                                        Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc.

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