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James E Keenan
November 10, 2022 12:42
Re: Breaking up regcomp.c and maybe regexec.c
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On 11/10/22 04:22, demerphq wrote:
> The regex engine is a huge amount of code divided into several
> conceptual components along with tons of ancillary code, all crammed
> basically into two files. regcomp.c has 26k lines, and regexec.c has
> 11k lines.


> Does anybody have any thoughts on this? Relatively few people work on
> the regex code, does anybody have any strong feelings about this? Any
> guidance to provide?

If we made the effort to organize this re-vamp as a *team* project, it 
could serve as a training ground for the next generation of Perl core 
developers.  That would be a tremendous side benefit, IMO.

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