I have started playing with Oniguruma a little.
My first two questions deal with building it with 1.8.
- One of the five patches failed and I had to apply it
manually. Can we get this fixed in some way that will
work for all 1.8.x?
I have checked today Oniguruma 2.5.2
and Ruby 1.8.2/1.8.3/1.8.4 from CVS Repository.
In Cygwin, all of them succeeded.
In Windows, 1.8.4 failed because I have forgotten
to update Makefile of Win32 for Ruby 1.8.4.
So, I have released Oniguruma 2.5.3 a little while ago.
Have you worked on Windows Ruby 1.8.4?
- Would it be possible/practical/desirable to distribute
Oniguruma as part of 1.8, built optionally? Something
like ./configure --with-oniguruma ?
But I expect that Many people oppose it.
I think it is enough for most people, to support
look-behind in Ruby 1.8 regexp engine.
Did anyone challenge it?