Re: [alpine-devel] Regex compatibility
On Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:53:48 -0700
Michael Fox <415fox_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Building software on alpine, I notice most problems stem from regex
> incompatibility. Is there some way achieve compatibility?
yes. use portable regexes and avoid gnu (and other platform) extensions.
> This is especially hard on `make check` because many tests involve regexes.
> To the point that I think a lot of packagers are just not running `make
> check` because they figure the tests are failing because of test code and
> not the code under test. This may be true most of the time but it is
> allowing some bugs to slip through.
buts in 'make check' scripts is likely slippering though yes.
I suppose other option is to install gnu sed and gnu grep when doing
make check. But for longterm, I'd prefer upstream project think more
Received on Tue Jun 30 2015 - 16:25:42 UTC