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

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sun Aug 15 03:55:11 UTC 2010

On 14 August 2010 22:17, Jiří Techet <techet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Hi Jiri,

I'd agree that using regex should be the default, either the system or
the included one or glib regex .... lots of choices.


> Cheers,
> Jiri
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