Subject: Re: the state of regex(3)
To: T.SHIOZAKI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/02/2004 14:24:27
[ On Friday, January 2, 2004 at 18:01:15 (+0900), T.SHIOZAKI wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: the state of regex(3)
> > I've been hunting around off and on for a couple of years now for a
> > POSIX compatible ERE library to replace NetBSD's regex with, but
> > unfortunately I haven't found many that are _not_ currently covered by
> > the GNU copyright licence, and not even many that are ready with POSIX
> > compatability.
> How about "oniguruma" regex library?
I did not know about it before! Thank you very much for the pointer!
(I also jumped to the conclusion that it was written in Ruby for some
I see it has a very simple and BSD-like copyright. It seems to be quite
well documented, and it also seems to handle several imporant non-ASCII
character encodings. I will try to find time to have a much closer look
at it in the very near future.
I also forgot almost entirely about TRE, though luckily it appeared on
FreshMeat today! ;-)
I wasn't able to benchmark it last time I dove into this subject because
it was dumping core on me. However now there's a new release to try! :-)
Unfortunately TRE has a GPL copyright.
Greg A. Woods
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