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Re: regexp matching in svn?

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:54:27 +0200

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012, at 21:30, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Johan Corveleyn [mailto:jcorvel_at_gmail.com]
> >> Sent: vrijdag 27 januari 2012 16:31
> >> To: Subversion Development
> >> Subject: regexp matching in svn?
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Is there any existing regexp matching functionality somewhere in de
> >> svn codebase, in a way that is reusable for new functionality? If not,
> >> does anyone know of a reusable third-party library that could be
> >> easily intregrated (I know, it would be Yet Another Dependency, but
> >> I'm just asking for options ...)?
> >>
> >> Use-case: I like the '-x-p' (show C-function) option for 'svn diff',
> >> but this is limited to C-like syntax. GNU diff also has a '-F RE'
> >> option, where RE is a regular expression that is used for matching the
> >> "function-line". I know I could make use of this functionality by
> >> invoking GNU diff as external diff command, but for several reasons it
> >> would be interesting if svn could do this internally (for one thing:
> >> GNU diff isn't always available / installed).
> >>
> >> And I'm sure there would be other useful things people could do with
> >> regexp functionality ...
> >
> > Apr (or Apr-Util) has regex support, not sure which but we require both.
>
> Thanks, but I can't find it. I found apr_strmatch in apr-util, but
> that doesn't do regex, it just matches a fixed string (which would
> also be useful (it actually covers my concrete use-case), but it's not
> -F). Maybe I'm overlooking something.
>
> If it's not in apr(-util) or some other dependency we already have,
> how about PCRE (www.pcre.org) ?

I must have missed the point where you explained why decreeing "GNU diff
must be installed" company policy is not an option.

>
> --
> Johan
>
Received on 2012-01-28 09:55:18 CET

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