On 26.02.2018 21:33, Jaromír Doleček wrote: > +1 to removal > > 2018-02-26 18:51 GMT+01:00 <maya%netbsd.org@localhost>: >> >> Any chance we can remove this from libc before releasing 8.0? >> it has one user, and the implementation is very specific for a certain >> use-case. >> >> having a DIY one use case function in libc is actually harming the >> ability to upstream this, aside from the implementation choices. > I'm not the proper address for this request. I personally find these functions useful, just the regex(3) API (or strings in general) is not something people like to do in C. I see no problem with a one-use-case function in libc, as long as it is well defined and generic enough. I would definitely use these functions when I will be doing sed(1)-like operations in C. There are no problems with reentrancy or threading in these functions so I see no flaws.
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