Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> writes:
> Happily, there is an extension to regexec() introduced by the NetBSD
> project and present in all major regex implementation including
> Linux', MacOSX' and the one Git includes in compat/regex/: by using
> the (non-POSIX) REG_STARTEND flag, it is possible to tell the
> regexec() function that it should only look at the offsets between
> pmatch.rm_so and pmatch.rm_eo.
> That is exactly what we need.
> Since support for REG_STARTEND is so widespread by now, let's just
> introduce a helper function that uses it, and fall back to allocating
> and constructing a NUL-terminated when REG_STARTEND is not available.
I'd somehow reword the last paragraph here, though ;-)
Since support for REG_STARTEND is so widespread by now, let's just
introduce a helper function that always uses it, and tell people
on a platform whose regex library does not support it to use the
one from our compat/regex/ directory.
The patch itself looks very sane. Thanks.