6.6 plans and status

skaller skaller at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Aug 7 17:10:48 EDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-08-07 at 20:38 +0100, Chris Kuklewicz wrote:
> skaller wrote:

> > Wouldn't it be nice to use Ville Laurikari's TRE 
> > package instead of PCRE?
> > 
> > [It is also Posix compliant and drop in replacement for
> > gnu regex .. as well as supporting nice extensions]
> > 
> It is possible to add support for more backends.
> The more the merrier, no need to replace anything.
> I have never heard of TRE before.

TRE is actually based on mathematics.

> I could use darcs or darwinports to install libtre.
> Looking at the API, I see that it is very easy to add as a backend.
> TRE is LGPL, which PCRE is BSD.

Appeal to Ville to change the licence :)

> TRE is not a replacement for PCRE.

Who want's a replacement? PCRE is junk. Check the papers,
cached here:


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