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Re: Replacing usr.bin/grep with the version from FreeBSD

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 07:13:49PM +0300, Antti Kantee wrote:
> On Sun Oct 24 2010 at 18:01:33 +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > any objection to integrate the current BSD grep version from FreeBSD?
> > It is supposed to be working for almost all cases as GNU grep
> > replacement. It is slower in some cases (which might be fixed by TRE),
> > but it should generally be in a much better shape than the current code
> > we have.
> It doesn't handle everything GNU grep handles and it is slower?  For a
> user that does not qualify as "much better shape".

I haven't said anything about making it the default version of grep. I
am asking about integrating a code base that works better than what we
have now and is fast enough to be within the fine tuning range of the
regex engine and feature, but not necessarily bug compatible.


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