Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> |But this does give me the chance to ask, and now would seem to
> |be a good time to do so: Is anyone else out there also working
> |on an re engine rewrite?  Wouldn't want to duplicate a lot of
> |work(!)
> 
> Great.  I was dreaming rewriting it in "C" for weeks (still not
> started).  If you start the project, I can sleep well. ;-)

How about using PCRE? Straight C, already has all your POSIX make stuff 
done, supports everything and really efficient. http://www.pcre.org/

Oh, and supports locales and so on :)

Just a thought. I'd be happy to lend a hand if anyone considers it.

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