Re: EggRegex

On Wed, 2006-07-19 at 17:08 +0200, Marco Barisione wrote:
> Hi,
> GtkSourceView 2 will have a new syntax highlighting engine that will 
> require a more powerful and fast regular expression library.

In case you don't know already, regexxer uses GtkSourceView with pcre
for highlighting of regular expressions. The sources might be helpful.
>  This is why 
> I worked on EggRegex (a wrapper library around PCRE) to correct bugs and 
> to add new features.
> My version of EggRegex is at and a 
> copy of the documentation is at
> EggRegex was originally written by Scott Wimer to be included in glib, 
> renaming it to GRegex. However including it in glib would mean adding a 
> dependency to libpcre or linking it statically increasing the size of 
> glib (a stripped libeggregex is 144 KB on my computer).
> So my question is: what should be the future of EggRegex?
> If it will not be included in glib what do you think about having a 
> separate libgregex?
> If it will be a separate library can I use the name GRegex or should I 
> choose another name without using the G namespace?
Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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