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Re: PATCH: PCRE support for embedded NUL characters
On Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:04:23 -0400
Phil Pennock <zsh-workers+phil.pennock@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yeah, but correlating offsets in unmetafied strings to the metafied
> strings for then counting is non-trivial (or so it seems to me).
It's not so difficult: we already do most of this conversion for other
similar cases of pattern matching, where we need to convert offsets in
octets to characters, the only difference being the metafication which
just means the loop over the characters is slightly different. In fact,
it's if anything marginally easier since the metafication is a pure zsh
> And wcwidth() tells how many display cells are needed for a given
> character, assuming a monospace layout. For this, instead, mblen() is
> needed, on a character-by-character basis. Given that mblen() is C99, I
> opted to avoid it, and implement this just for UTF-8 with bit-pattern
> examination to quickly count past characters. We only initialise PCRE
> for wide characters with UTF-8. I've no idea how much effort we want to
> put into supporting non-UTF-8 wide-character PCRE across multiple OSes.
Doing it just for UTF-8 is incompatible with the rest of the shell. It
should be possible to do it similarly to mb_metastrlen() in utils.c.
Basically the only difference is using an explicit length rather than null
termination, plus not having an internal test for Meta characters.
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