[tin-dev] PCRE2 migration

Thomas Dickey dickey at his.com
Tue Aug 16 02:45:49 CEST 2022

On Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 12:42:44AM +0200, Urs Janßen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2022 at 11:47:32PM +0200, Dominik Mierzejewski wrote:
> > Dear developers,
> > now that PCRE library is end of life[1] with 8.45 as the final release,
> > are there any plans to migrate to PCRE2? At Fedora Linux developers
> > mailing list, there's currently a discussion[2] about phasing out the
> > older PCRE library package and TIN was identified as one of the users.
> > Some useful notes can be found here: [3].
> Here's what I wrote last year in
> <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=999941#20>
> "... switching to pcre2 is on the TODO list for several years now
>  but so far no one has touched the corresponding code and I doubt this will
>  happen in the near future with hardly any developpers left."

hmm - I'd noticed the comment, but not taken a close look.

looking now, that needs a conversion from one rather ugly interface
(more complicated than needed) to another.

"final release" is one thing, but "removal" is another -
perhaps I can do this in a few months :-(

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey at invisible-island.net>
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