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

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger
<> wrote:
> 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? ÂFor 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.
> Joerg

btw, anyone tried libtre? :)

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