Re: R-beta: POSIX regular expressions not available [INSTALLATION!]

Hubert Palme (palme@uni-wuppertal.de)
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 11:57:28 +0100 (MET)


Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 11:57:28 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199803131057.LAA01813@wrin27.urz.uni-wuppertal.de>
From: palme@uni-wuppertal.de (Hubert Palme)
To: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Subject: Re: R-beta: POSIX regular expressions not available [INSTALLATION!]
In-Reply-To: <199803121646.RAA12896@sophie.ethz.ch>
 <199803121646.RAA12896@sophie.ethz.ch>

Martin Maechler: 
 > Half an answer:
 > 
 > If POSIX regular expression is used, depends on
 > 
 > #ifdef HAVE_REGCOMP	(in  src/main/character.c)
 > 
 > This is defined during installation when './configure' is run
 > (./configure writes this result into  src/include/Platform.h ).
 > 
 > In the many output lines of configure, you have probably seen
 > 
 > ----------------------- --
 > checking for regcomp... no
 > ----------------------- ##
 > where you'd rather would want to see "yes".
 > 
 > ------------------
 > A short (not so helpful) answer is
 > 	``Get a better C compiler + libraries''.
 > 
 > Do you have GNU's cc (gcc) 2.7.1 or newer?
 > [type "gcc -v"]

Hmm... This is not very satisfactory. 

Question to the authors: In,t one of the GNU libraries (regex, rx)
sufficient for the task?? So one having a "bad" cc can install this
library without having to install gcc...

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