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From: John Maddock (John_Maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-04-18 06:50:05

Hi all,

Finally, (only about 6 months after we discussed this!) I've placed a
preliminary "boostified" port of regex++ in the vault at

The port is stable and tested with VC6, C++ Builder and gcc2.95 (and of
course there are a lot of people using the existing version already).
However there are still some changes I'd like to make before it hits boost

* It needs a detail namespace for the implementation private stuff.
* I would like to add support for non-greedy repeats and probably perl like
"split" functions (these are the most often requested features).
* There are still a number of legacy configuration options that can be
depreciated now, in particular the configure script can be cut down in size
a bit.

Over the longer term the traits classes and locale support needs revising
(they work but ain't pretty), some users have requested support for
persistance (pre-compiled expressions), and reversible expressions
(searching backwards), which would also be nice but will have to wait their

- John.

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