[Nagiosplug-devel] thoughts on regexp using plugins

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Thu Mar 23 06:49:06 CET 2006

John P. Rouillard wrote:
> 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
> library?

That would have made sense had it been done from the start, but Perl 
regexes differ too much from Posix ones for current check-commands to 
keep on working. Especially since perl has no notion of a non-extended 

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