Subject: Re: the state of regex(3) (was: Policy questions)
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Date: 01/01/2004 20:14:14
In article <m1Abt6t-0002T7C@proven.weird.com> you write:
>PCRE is very fast and stable too (as well as being very well
>documented), but although it includes a POSIX API it only implements
>Perl-compatible EREs, not true POSIX EREs. I seriously doubt Philip
>would consider relicensing it under a more BSD-like copyright though,
>but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to ask.
PCRE's license is practically 4-clause BSDish, even if the words are
different. I suspect if there were anything that needed changing to make it
acceptable to TNF, Phil would be happy to consider it.
Ben Harris <bjh21@NetBSD.org>
Portmaster, NetBSD/acorn26 <URL:http://www.NetBSD.org/Ports/acorn26/>