Robert K. wrote in post #973111:
On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Zeno D. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The links are broken. Are you referring to
Sorry, I corrected the links in the interface, here they are again:
I was referring to the discussion of Michael F. with some
Developers. See above link.
But that does not talk about 1.9.2 regexp vs. patched Ruby. Actually
I would believe that if at all 1.9.2 has a richer set.
This is the discussion. Ruby-Devs explicitly say they did not want to
copy all of Onigurumas functions. That created problems for Michael as
You really have to read all the four pages, where there is also a PDF of
Matz that says consistency in Ruby is not actually a goal ;).
I am also willing to pay to get this job done. Once it is done, anybody
can use it.
That’s really generous! Question is, whether it’s worth the effort.
1.8.7 seems a better target if any. OTOH since 1.9 is the way to go
nowadays anyway porting to 1.9 might not be a too bad idea. You could
at least try it once and see how far you get. It is not unrealistic
that porting effort is close to zero.
I do believe it is worth the effort.
Many helpful tips of Luis L…
I am already trying myself but this will take forever. I need help here
and I am willing to pay for it.
Porting our application to Ruby 1.9 is a much bigger effort then getting
the Oniguruma Patch into Ruby 1.8.6 for windows. Linux is fine.
What I really want is a Ruby-Installer (.exe) for Ruby 1.8.6 with the
Oniguruma-Patch applied. That installer for windows should install Ruby
1.8.6 _with_the_oniguruma_patch applied, Rubygems and all the other
stuff as normal.
It also seems that the maintainer for Oniguruma has a win32 patch up to
version 1.8.4 (for windows) and the linux version goes up to Version
1.8.6 (that is what we are using at http://ch.oddb.org.
See these files:
you will find the Linux and Win32 patches all there, including the