[CFT] BSDL iconv in base system

Gabor Kovesdan gabor at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 15 17:11:04 UTC 2010

> Are there any plans to resurrect/finish multibyte collation support
> GSoC'2008 project:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/KonradJankowski/Collation
Yes, my queue is just so long that I haven't got there yet. I'm in SoC 
2010 again with a different project and there's still BSD grep from SoC 
2008. I'm also fixing the last nits of that. And there are also personal 
things, like a one-year internship in Portugal, which is going to start 
in September. But I hope once I'll find time or this.
> And are you aware of any plans on adding utf8-aware regex? I think
> NetBSD has already imported one:
> http://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/efficient_wide_character_regular_expressions
Yes, again but same issues. :) Besides, we need/should add a more 
relaxed regex support to TRE before we can adopt it. GNU regex allows 
things like [a|], which is not standard, so we should support them to 
maintain compatibility. This will be important for ports. This is also 
the reason why BSD grep is linked to GNU regex instead of libc-regex.

Gabor Kovesdan
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