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Re: USE_LIBTRE and regex(3)

On 05.03.2018 07:21, Rin Okuyama wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2018/03/05 3:29, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>> I've been testing reg*sub(3) functions and I've noted that the
>> USE_LIBTRE=yes build option no longer works:
>> ...
>> Do we intend to keep supporting it as a drop-in replacement
>> implementation?
> IMO, TRE is not mature enough to be imported to libc.
> I attempt to replace a wchar_t-capable regex in nvi with TRE. Since the
> upstream has been inactive for recent years, I tried to sync our version
> with that in musl libc:
> Then I found many inappropriate uses of integer types. IIRC, int is used
> here and there where size_t or regoff_t (aka int64_t) should be used.
> They are partially corrected by musl libc (and by our own), but it seems
> far from complete; it would require a full code review. Then, I've
> suspended my initial plan. This is my current status with TRE...
> Thanks,
> rin

I will drop the USE_LIBTRE option, the only user is in lib/libc/Makefile
and it does not build.

Rationale: this 3rd party regex(3) is not actively maintained by
anybody, and not ready as a drop-in replacement.

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