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Re: Google SoC Proposal Ideas

 >> [...] and full GNU grep compatibility needs changes to the system
 >> regex library.

> Why is that?  I can't see how that could matter unless you insist on
> grep's using the system regex library (which would be nice but I can't
> see as necessary).

Ideally grep/sed/awk should use one variant of BRE/ERE POSIX regexp
engine from libc. heirloom-{grep,awk,sed} (probably SCO/Solaris) work
this way.  Alternatively something like wip/libuxre (GPLed) can be
imported to the base system replacing GNU regexp library/GNU grep until
somebody invents BSD licenced utf-8 regexp engine aware of UTF-8.

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.

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