Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Re: [htdig] more powerful restrict
From: Geoff Hutchison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 18 2000 - 20:16:49 PST
On Sat, 18 Mar 2000, Vincent Bumgarner wrote:
> I would really like regex capabilities in a number of places,
> particularly in the restrict argument. Reading through the archives,
> I see that this is sought after by many users. I also see that this
> is in the 3.2 release. Is the 3.2 beta stable enough for general use?
I certainly wouldn't recommend it for production use on an entire ISP of
public sites. You're free to try out one of the latest snapshots (one will
be rolling in a few hours--it's done automatically every Sunday at
midnight Pacific time). <http://www.htdig.org/files/snapshots/>
My current suggestion is to set it up on a test machine and try it out. If
you do, please submit feedback, bug reports, etc.
How do you need regex? Even in previous versions, the search forms allow
OR'ing together patterns, which can provide a workaround.
> In the near future, I will need 2-byte character support. Is this in
> the 3.2 release? If not, is it planned for inclusion in the near
It is not in the 3.2 codebase. It's certainly high on the priority list,
but right now I don't know of anyone working on it. I've seen a few people
ask about it and then disappear. Since there are a few decent
Unicode/UTF-8 libraries out there, it should be fairly straight-forward.
(No, I have my hands full and I'm not volunteering to do it.)
It might be an interesting proposal to post on cosource.com or someplace
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