On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 08:47:03AM +0200, Igor Gnatenko wrote:
> == pcre -> pcre2 ==
> Moving grep (one of the last packages using pcre) to pcre2. 
I'm curious if we should simply replace grep by ripgrep :)
Crossed my mind too. But grep is 800k, ripgrep 4500k. In case of grep we use
the shared library of course, but we need that anyway. So if the goal
is to minimize images, changing the dep to a different lib is more attractive.
On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 04:06:54PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
Is this a perfectly drop-in compatible replacement from a user point
pcre is not actively maintained, and pcre2 is getting new features, but
the functionality supported by pcre should behave mostly the same.
See e.g. https://wiki.php.net/rfc/pcre2-migration
for some discussion.