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Re: [RFC] Pascal language: case insensitivity!
At 18:53 19/06/00 +0200, Mark Kettenis wrote:
> Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 12:51:56 +0200
> From: Pierre Muller <email@example.com>
> I already talked a while ago about this and someone (can't remember who)
> said that there is a much simpler way to get this result.
> I would of course really like to know more about this possibility.
>It might have been me. I believe I suggested to change GDB to use the
>POSIX entry points regcomp() and regexec() instead of the BSD
>re_comp() and re_exec() functions. There is already a REG_ICASE flag
>that's supposed to ignore case when matching. It's just that you
>cannot use it with re_comp() and re_exec().
>The GNU regex library is used by several GNU packages, and the master
>version lives in the GNU C Library. The version in GDB shouldn't
>diverge too much from the master version, and I'm pretty sure your
>patch will be rejected by the maintainer of the GNU C Library.
I don't really care about acceptation of this patch,
but I do care about GDB supporting case insensitivness for pascal language.
So there are two possibilities to consider at least:
- apply my patches only locally in GDB tree.
- use POSIX regex instead of GNU regex in GDB.
I really have no idea about the second issue,
but there might be several drawbacks,
there are probably build systems that don't have
a without POSIX library.