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plans for pcre2 support? #2315
Issue type - new Lib exploitation/toleration
pcre2 is available since early 2015 and projects could start considering it stable, but due to a change in the API it usually is more than just changing the include being used.
Therefore Ubuntu would like to demote pcre in favor of pcre2 at some point, but Freeradius (among other pkgs) would need to be ported to use pcre2.
Therefore I wanted to ask if there are any plans to do so (or not) in your project?
FWIW libpcre2 is less memory efficient and harder to integrate than libpcre, so from our perspective it's the inferior of the two libraries. Adding support for libpcre2 did not give us any additional functionality. I doubt that libpcre is going to be removed from linux distributions any time soon so I'm really not sure if it's worth backporting to v3.0.x.