[Geany-devel] CTags with GRegex - Re: editing big files can be too slow with tag reparsing

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Sun Oct 2 14:34:35 UTC 2011

On 30/09/2011 17:32, Nick Treleaven wrote:
> On 30/09/2011 14:37, Nick Treleaven wrote:
>> On 27/09/2011 13:17, Nick Treleaven wrote:
>>> On 26/09/2011 23:00, Colomban Wendling wrote:
>>>> Le 26/09/2011 13:48, Nick Treleaven a écrit :
>>>>> I guess the reason is the regex code
>>>>> that
>>>>> is really old which is used for Windows builds.
>>>> Maybe we could use GRegex now we have a GLib recent enough?
>> I'm now working on porting lregex.c to GRegex, I think it might be
>> compatible enough. I'll commit it to unstable if it goes OK.
> Now done. This fixes my performance issue with doc/geany.html. Needs
> testing though. Regex parsers are:
> actionscript
> cobol
> html
> php
> R


I think Colomban's idea of using GRegex is great in that all systems 
will then have the same regex behaviour. The old situation was a support 

GRegex is more reliable besides being more powerful, based on PCRE. The 
Windows version (at least) of GNU regex we had didn't understand Mac 
line endings for ^, $.

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