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- Subject: [ANN] bitlib and rexlib split; end of Lua 4 support for rexlib
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 13:07:33 +0200 (CEST)
For the last few years I've been distributing the C libraries bitlib and
rexlib, which provide respectively bitwise operations and regular
expression support. Recently, Shmuel Zeigerman took over maintenance of
rexlib; it is now a LuaForge project:
Version 1.18, compared to my last version, release 16, contains both bug
fixes for memory leaks, portability fixes to compile with more regex
libraries, and extensions to the Lua API. Upgrading is therefore highly
recommended. Thanks, Shmuel!
As a result, I have made a new release of bitlib, release 17. It is
identical to release 16 except that rexlib is no longer included.
As usual, get it from:
On a related note, I've continued to make the Lua 4 version of the
libraries available, and to fix bugs in them. However, it seems that
no-one is using it: at least in the last six months, no-one has downloaded
the Lua 4 release. Also, I've not tried to backport Shmuel's fixes.
Hence I'd like to ask whether anyone is still interested in the Lua 4
version of the libraries. If not, I will withdraw the Lua 4 version of
rexlib on 1st October (bitlib is trivial to maintain). Of course, if
anyone else is interested in maintaining the Lua 4 version of rexlib as
part of the LuaForge project, I'd be happy for them to do so.
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