Re: Full regular expressions

From: Quanah Gibson-Mount <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:04:47 -0700

--On Tuesday, June 01, 2010 12:52 PM -0700 "Murray S. Kucherawy"
<> wrote:

> Hi Rolf,
> On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Rolf E. Sonneveld wrote:
>> at present I have no situations where I could use regular expressions.
>> But on the other hand, I love products that are flexible and scaleable.
>> So I guess I'd vote 'yes' ;-)
> I generally think the same way, but I'd like to avoid it if doing so will
> raise the bar a bit in terms of making it accessible to more junior
> administrators, for example.
> But it did come up in an offlist configuration exercise recently, which
> is why I posed the question. (It was supposed to generate a related
> feature request, which I've not yet seen, so maybe it's not such an
> important idea anyway.)

I think having the ability to use regular expressions is nearly always
useful. ;) They are available in the OpenLDAP ACL's format, for example,
but there are plenty of other methods for specifying access there that
don't use regex's too. I.e., it's optional for if you need them for more
complex expressions, you can do it, but you're not required to.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Engineer
Zimbra, Inc
Zimbra ::  the leader in open source messaging and collaboration
Received on Tue Jun 01 2010 - 21:05:21 PST

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