Subject: Re: the state of regex(3) (was: Policy questions)
To: None <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/01/2004 20:14:14
In article <> 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                                                   <>
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