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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:30:26 +0200
From: Julien Ramseier <>
Subject: Re: tre regex in single regcomp.c file

> Le 16 juin 2016 à 17:25, Rich Felker <> a écrit :
>> creating internal interfaces for implementing a single
>> self-contained public function (regcomp) is bad design.
>> (even if you split the code up, all the code will be
>> linked together if the public api symbol is referenced
>> otherwise none of the code will be used, so you just
>> create linking overhead and headaches around the internal
>> api between the source files which must obey posix
>> namespace rules etc.)
> Yes, the main motivation was to get rid of external namespace
> pollution without renaming all the internal functions to be
> __-prefixed, and also to allow inter-procedural analysis
> optimizations.

That makes sense.
Thank you both for the explanations.

- Julien

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