CFT: BSD-licensed grep [Fwd: cvs commit: ports/textproc/bsdgrep Makefile distinfo]

Andrey Chernov ache at
Tue Jun 17 10:37:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:08:38PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> I hadn't noticed...  ISTR it was an issue back when jphoward wrote his
> BSD-licensed grep.

BSD grep have enough (but not fatal, as BSD sort) problems even with 
single byte locales we support initially in our regex (old pre-multibyte 
versions), so lack of multibyte support there is too far seeing issue.

> However, it's not the same engine - it's Spencer's old engine with
> multibyte support added.  IIRC, it performs very poorly compared to the
> GNU regexp engine; it would be interesting to see how well the Tcl
> engine performs in comparison.

Yes. Upgrading to most recent engine will be nice.


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