Re: Client-side searching proposal

Fisher Mark (
Fri, 27 Jan 1995 07:58:21 +0100

>Are POSIX regexp libraries widely available? Are they part of MS/Mac
>development environments, or can the freely available implementations
>be ported?
I don't know about the POSIX libraries, but Henry Spencer's
re-implementation of Bell V8 regexp is freely available; all he requires is
that you document him as the author of the routines, and that any changes
you make are your responsibility as far as bugs introduced. I have ported
these to Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and VMS with extremely minor changes.
Perl uses a modified version of these functions.
Mark Fisher Thomson Consumer Electronics Indianapolis, IN

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