Re: Full regular expressions

From: Murray S. Kucherawy <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:57:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 1 Jun 2010, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> 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.

So perhaps: Add regular expression support, but for back-compatibility, do
the glob-style translation by default unless access to proper regular
expressions is specifically requested. Sound right?

Would people be satisfied with POSIX regexp, or do we anticipate demand
for something like pcre?
Received on Tue Jun 01 2010 - 21:57:22 PST

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