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November 5, 1999 10:44
Re: Regex match variables, threads, and recursion
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In <>, Gurusamy Sarathy writes:
[ $1 is not restored ]
:Known bug.  See:
:Ilya, this is a _serious_ bug in regular expressions, and I'm sad to
:see that it hasn't been fixed in more than a year.  I have half a
:mind to be cruel and "motivate" fixing it by not accepting any RE
:patches until this is fixed. :-}

I still hope to make the regexp engine reentrant at some point, but
my tuits still have very sharp corners. I believe that work would
subsume any fix for this problem.

December may offer a better opportunity, subject to a trip I'll be
making, but there is a danger that a month may not be enough.


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