Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 12:44:37 +0200 (CEST) From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@....de> To: James B <jamesbond3142@...il.com> cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com, Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org>, Jeff King <peff@...f.net>, git@...r.kernel.org Subject: Re: Re: Regression: git no longer works with musl libc's regex impl Hi James, On Wed, 5 Oct 2016, James B wrote: > On Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:41:50 +0200 (CEST) > Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@....de> wrote: > > It's a very sad day for a tool that was developed originally to maintain > Linux kernel, by the Linux kernel author, now is restricted to avoid > use/optimise on Linux/POSIX features *because* it has to run on another > Windows ... Please note that this thread started because Git tried to shed the restrictions of POSIX by using REG_STARTEND. In other words, we tried very much *not* to be restricted. And pragmatically, I must add that the REG_STARTEND feature is a very, very useful one. If you want to turn your sadness into something productive (you will allow me that little prod after all you said in your mail), why don't you dig back through the Git mailing list, fish out my original patch that fell back to the "malloc();memcpy();/*add NUL*/" strategy, and contribute that as a patch to the Git project, making a case that musl requires it? Ciao, Johannes
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