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Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:13:18 -0500
From: Strake <>
Subject: Re: regex libs (was Re: embedded newbies site.)

On 16/07/2013, LM <> wrote:
> Would have been
> nice if they offered actual regular expressions handling if you only want
> to use the POSIX compatible part of the interface.

Why? If one only needs the POSIX compatible interface, just use POSIX libc.

> So what are some good regex library solutions?  I'm also wondering if there
> are some good cross-platform portable library solutions (or if PCRE is the
> best pattern matching solution from a portability standpoint even if it's
> not strictly regex compatible).

This is no matter of compatibility; it's in general simply NOT a
regex. Actually, neither is POSIX Basic.

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