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

Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc. wrote:

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.

I've been playing with the textproc tools ported from openbsd to freebsd
during this year's SoC:

They look quite usable, or at least a good start.

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