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Re: What is wrong with a regex?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: What is wrong with a regex?
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2023 15:07:46 -0500
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On 2/6/23 2:17 PM, alex xmb ratchev wrote:

    The bash version doesn't matter. The determining factor is the C library
    extended regular expression support.

i d be for coding own all things , not so libc style

No. Why would I want to drag a regexp library around? Even one from gnulib
is just one more dependency to maintain. Stick with EREs as described in
the POSIX standard and you should be fine.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU

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