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Re: Run-time dynamic linking in grep

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Run-time dynamic linking in grep
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:08:05 +0100

Reuben Thomas wrote:
> I have two outstanding patches against grep: #7017 (dlopen PCRE) &
> #6107 (Patch to add transparent decompression). Both require dynamic
> run-time linking (indeed, #6107 is purely to add it).
> They have been stuck for some years because I have been unable to get
> the grep maintainers to tell me how they'd like to do dynamic linking
> (see the inconsistent comments to #7017).

That was before a big flurry of activity and multiple releases.
Please post complete and rebased patches (here, please, not on the
tracker) and I'll take a look.  grep development has calmed down a
lot since last March.

> Both patches address items on the TODO list.
> Since the maintainers have not found the time to address this problem,
> maybe it's not considered worth the effort to solve?

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