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Re: [libiberty] does anyone use regex.c with REGEX_MALLOC?


On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:44 PM, Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
>
>> On 29 July 2016 at 16:25, Jeff Law <law@redhat.com> wrote:
>> >> Well, if libiberty is going to be replaced en masse by gnulib, then
>> >> there's no sense in me cleaning up libiberty's regex.
>>
>> libiberty cannot be replaced completely, because there are bits that
>> do not even exist in gnulib. And given the time frame, I don't think
>
> The relevant question (long-term) is not whether they exist now in gnulib,
> but whether equivalent functionality exists in or would be appropriate to
> add to gnulib.
>
> If gnulib has something equivalent with a different interface, migrating
> to that interface might be appropriate.  And if it has nothing equivalent,
> adding the libiberty code to gnulib might be appropriate.

gnulib does not have any support for the simple-object API to read and
write object files in different file formats.

- David


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