[Geany-devel] What's the point of compiling geany without regex support?

Jiří Techet techet at xxxxx
Sat Aug 14 12:17:49 UTC 2010


I started implementing the idea of indenting based on regular
expressions and have noticed that geany can be compiled without regex
support. Obviously in this case the indent thing wouldn't work. I
don't quite understand when someone would want to compile geany
without regex. By default in configure.ac you use the system regex
library. If it doesn't exist, geany is compiled without regex support.
Why not to automatically fallback to using the regex library shipped
with geany when system regtex library is missing so there is always
some regex support? This would also remove many ugly ifdefs from the
geany's code.



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