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From:
Ilya Zakharevich
Date:
November 5, 1999 10:56
Subject:
Re: Regex match variables, threads, and recursion
Message ID:
19991105135623.D842@monk.mps.ohio-state.edu
On Fri, Nov 05, 1999 at 06:46:15PM +0000, Hugo wrote:
> 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.

I wanted to make it reenterant one of these days.  This is a tiny
change, and should have been done a year ago, instead of introducetion
of these nasty PL_regcc etc globals.  Given Sarathy attitude, I do not
know now.

Note, however, that this is an absolutely unrelated problem.  The only
way REx engine can "reenter" is via UTF8-support, or (?{}).

> 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.

Month?!  All one needs is to change a handful of macros.

Ilya

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