[Nagiosplug-devel] thoughts on regexp using plugins

John P. Rouillard rouilj at cs.umb.edu
Thu Mar 23 06:40:04 CET 2006

In message <20060323093804.GA22619 at seanius.net>,
sean finney writes:
>currently we have a couple plugins that make conditional use
>of posix regexp functionality if it is available.  i'm wondering,
>since some systems do not come with regexp functionality, why
>don't we include some version of the GNU regexp library in
>our codebase, and if configure fails to find a native version
>use that instead?

Sound's reasonable to include a regexp library, but given that so many
plugins are in perl, would it make sense to use PCRE as the regexp

Also how many systems don't come with a regexp library these days, or
are you referring to older legacy systems?

				-- rouilj
John Rouillard
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