[sword-devel] Mingw and SWORD's internal regex (was: Re: 1.6.1 outstanding items? )

Matthew Talbert ransom1982 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 18:10:55 MST 2009

> Did you file a bug report about that? :)

Well, when I finally figured out what was going on, I realized I could
link to a different copy of regex, so it didn't affect me any longer.

> It should work now... I'm pretty sure I tested it that far under Mingw as
> well as under Ubuntu and Debian, back when I made the change :)

Yea, what I'm afraid of is that it works :) I haven't tested it yet.

> But if no-one wants to use the SWORD regex at all, then logically this
> should be removed from the source tree completely and not tested for :)
>> What I would like to see is a test for -lregex rather than mingw. That
>> would satisfy all use cases and make things easier for me. I have
>> available a regex lib which is more up-to-date than sword's copy, plus
>> it's a dependency for Xiphos anyway, so I'd rather use it. A simple
>> test for the regex lib would be sufficient.
> Sounds reasonable if there is actually still a use case where someone *does*
> want to use the SWORD-supplied regex code (BTW, if they do, can it be kept
> updated, please?).  Embedded platforms, maybe?  If there is in fact no such
> use case at all, then I vote for removing the unwanted code, and just
> requiring an externally-supplied regex library -- keep it simple :)

I believe that building with Visual Studio probably still uses the
code. It would also help if someone is using mingw and doesn't know
about the availability of other regex libraries.


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