Euphoria Ticket #914: PCRE discontinued? Version 10.00 is the first release of PCRE2

pcre v8.10 is compiled into openeuphoria.

http://pcre.org/news.txt

Version 10.00 is the first release of PCRE2, a revised API for the PCRE library. Programs that use the original (PCRE1) API will need changing before linking with the new library.

http://www.pcre.org/changelog.txt not sure where the older pcre changelog is now. or if there were any bug fixes to v8.35 we should know about. last update for openeuphoria was in 2010? 8.10?

Details

Type: Bug Report Severity: Blocking Category: Library Routine
Assigned To: SDPringle Status: New Reported Release: 4.1
Fixed in SVN #: View VCS: none Milestone: 5.0.0

1. Comment by jimcbrown Nov 10, 2015

I think we should just upgrade to PCRE2, period.

2. Comment by SDPringle Nov 10, 2015

You have failed to really give an argument as to why it is beneficial to convert from one API to another. This really ought to be discussed on the list.

3. Comment by jimcbrown Nov 10, 2015

Since jaygade requested it, most dev discussions seem to take place on the regular forum instead of the list. Fine with me - I'm not a fan of sourceforge in any case.

Is PCRE still being supported with new bugfixes/security updates etc?

If not, I think that's reason enough - if we had someone willing to maintain a regex engine we would have gone with EuRegex or something instead of PCRE in the first place.

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