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Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 21:18:29 +0200
From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
To: Johannes Schindelin <>
Cc: Rich Felker <>, Jeff King <>, Git <>,
Subject: Re: Regression: git no longer works with musl libc's regex impl

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 6:08 PM, Johannes Schindelin
<> wrote:
> As to making NO_REGEX conditional on REG_STARTEND: you are talking about
> apples and oranges here. NO_REGEX is a Makefile flag, while REG_STARTEND
> is a C preprocessor macro.
> Unless you can convince the rest of the Git developers (you would not
> convince me) to simulate autoconf by compiling an executable every time
> `make` is run, to determine whether REG_STARTEND is defined, this is a
> no-go.

But just to clarify, does anyone have any objection to making our compile a C program to check for this sort of thing?
Because that seems like the easiest solution to this class of problem.

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