- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: EggRegex
- Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 12:01:36 -0400
On Thu, 2006-07-20 at 11:57 +0200, Marco Barisione wrote:
> > And it brings its own implementation of the necessary Unicode
> > data, instead of using the GLib one.
> Yes, but it shouldn't be too difficult to port pcre to use glib for
> Unicode. I can't do it because my knowledge of Unicode is very limited.
> However this would mean that we should always use the internal PCRE
> instead of the system supplied one.
Considering that a large amount of the size of GLib is Unicode tables,
it's almost certainly better that a few apps have two copies of the PCRE
code than all processes have two copies of the Unicode tables.
(Yes, the Unicode tables are read-only and shared between processes,
but that just makes the pain less, and doesn't eliminate it.)
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