Subject: Re: programs that use but link against
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/28/1995 14:12:39
>> As i understand it, Henry is in the process of a complete, or at
>> least major rework of the regex routines...
> Yes, this is true.  He promises to fix all the problems I've spoken
> to him about, as well as a whole slew of others,


>> in my opinion, the biggest drawback of the current ones is speed, or
>> lack thereof.  8-)
> That's one of the biggest problems.  As I recall there are [others]

The biggest problem I had with them, back when I fetched a copy, was
that they didn't export the start/end pointers for subpatterns.  Since
they already exist in the structure, this means little more than a
documentation change....and a concomitant commitment to support them in
perpetuity, which Henry may not be willing to make. :-)

					der Mouse