On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 01:04:11AM -0400, Geert Bosch wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2012, at 23:54, Brian Gernhardt <br...@gernhardtsoftware.com>
> > It works if I change \s to [[:space:]], but I don't know how portable that
> > is.
> As \s is shorthand for the POSIX character class [:space:], I'd say the latter
> should be more portable: anything accepting the shorthand should also accept
> the full character class. If not, you probably only care about horizontal tab
> and space, for which you could just use a simple regular expression. Just a
> literal space and tab character between square brackets is probably going to
> most portable, though not most readable.
I agree that the POSIX character class would be more portable than "\s",
but we do not have any existing uses of them, and I would worry a little
about older systems like Solaris. If we can simply use a literal space
and tab, that seems like the safest.
Brian, can you work up a patch?
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