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bug#17856: Unmatched right parenthesis in ERE

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: bug#17856: Unmatched right parenthesis in ERE
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:05:23 -0400
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.5 6/20/10

Catching up on old mail...

> Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:35:48 -0700
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Subject: Re: bug#17856: Unmatched right parenthesis in ERE
> address@hidden wrote:
> > Y'all might want to consider basing RE_SYNTAX_POSIX_EGREP
> > off of RE_SYNTAX_POSIX_EXTENDED; that would have gotten this case.
> At some point we should clean out those old RE_SYNTAX_* macros; half of 
> them are just plain wrong anyway.  However, doing that will require a 
> fix to glibc, which would take quite a long time to propagate through, 
> and in the meantime the attached patch should suffice.

Actually, I suspect that they'd be willing to accept updates to those
macros.  I don't think any could be removed, but we should be able to
get them fixed.



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