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Re: TRE regex

On Mon, Jun 06, 2016 at 09:35:25PM -0400, James K. Lowden wrote:
 > As far as I know, we have 3 regex definitions in base: GNU grep, NetBSD
 > sed (with regex(3), defined by re_format(7)), and NetBSD awk.  It would
 > be an improvement IMO to use one implementation for all utilities in
 > base, to make them internally consistent and dependable (and
 > reproducible), even at the expense of compatibilitly with GNU's
 > implementations.  

Too bad awk is a language with its own definition... why not fix Perl
to use standard regexps while you're at it?

David A. Holland

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