[erlang-questions] Word boundary assertion matching for unicode strings in re module

Victor Antonovich <>
Wed Nov 21 12:31:05 CET 2012


21.11.2012 14:31, Patrik Nyblom wrote:

> - so, it's a design choise in the used PCRE library. It seems fixed
> in the recent pcre-2.83, but...
> 
> The use of PCRE in Erlang involves a whole lot of hacking to adopt
> PCRE to Erlang's execution model where the schedulers have to gain
> control within a limited time frame. So whenever we chose to switch
> PCRE library, we have quite some work ahead of us. Work that has to
> be done with caution. In other words, you will have to wait for an
> adoption of 2.83 for a while, although it will happen (I would say,
> looking at the current backlogs, there is no chance having it in
> place for R16B :()

Thanks for the response, Patrik. I'll be watching for updates in re
module.

> Cheers, /Patrik

Thanks,
Victor.



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