[PATCH] Add PCRE support

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at redpill-linpro.com
Tue Oct 20 09:53:36 CEST 2009

]] Dag-Erling Smørgrav 

| Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen at redpill-linpro.com> writes:
| > We no longer use POSIX style regexes, but rather PCRE regexes.  This
| > introduces a hard dependency on libpcre.
| This is a radical departure from one of the basic design objectives for
| Varnish, which was that it should be possible to compile it with nothing
| more than a C compiler and headers for a more or less POSIX-compatible C
| library.

I don't agree it's a radical departure, but I'd rather not end up in a
straw-splitting discussion about that. :-)

It's something that we agreed on doing during the Varnish user group
meeting (as documented on
http://varnish.projects.linpro.no/wiki/VUG1Report), as well as having
been discussed extensively on IRC already.

Tollef Fog Heen 
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