Re: EggRegex

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.

					- Owen

(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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