[Dev-luatex] Don't use sed -r

Yue Wang yuleopen at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 07:17:22 CET 2009

Hi, Taco

I refer to the man pages of GNU sed
and it said,
"The only difference between basic and extended regular expressions is
in the behavior of a few characters: `?', `+', parentheses, and braces
(`{}'). While basic regular expressions require these to be escaped if
you want them to behave as special characters, when using extended
regular expressions you must escape them if you want them to match a
literal character."

so I think it is safe to change your expression from
sed -r 's/^([0-9]+).*/\1/'`
sed 's/^\([0-9]\+\).*/\1/'`
Please have a test (I have no *nix system with me now)

Yue Wang

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:01 PM, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Yue Wang wrote:
>> Hi, Taco.
>> A minor issue: in the file
>> /src/texk/web2c/luatexdir/get_svnversion.sh, please avoid the -r
>> option since it is not supported by many sed programs.
>> see http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/000095399/utilities/sed.html
>> for the POSIX standard.
>> (GNU sed support the option, however, BSD style sed (like the one
>> distributed in FreeBSD or Mac OS X think this is an illegal statement
>> during compilation)
> Does it work without -r, or does the regex need changing ?
> Best wishes,
> Taco

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