Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:48:37 -0700 From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@...ox.com> To: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> Cc: James B <jamesbond3142@...il.com>, musl@...ts.openwall.com, Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@....de>, Jeff King <peff@...f.net>, git@...r.kernel.org Subject: Re: Re: Regression: git no longer works with musl libc's regex impl Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> writes: > This is especially unfriendly when the semantics of the switch come > across, at least to some users, as "your system regex is incomplete" > rather than "git can't use it because git depends on nonstandard > extensions". The latter is exactly what Makefile patch that brought this change says, I think. # Define NO_REGEX if your C library lacks regex support with REG_STARTEND # feature. Before the series updated the message to the above, we used to say: # Define NO_REGEX if you have no or inferior regex support in your C library. which _was_ unfair to those who needed to set NO_REGEX for whatever reason. It was totally unclear "inferior" relative to what standard the message was passing its harsh judgement on your C library.
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