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We may or may not get this in before the package freeze. It depends on when 2.17 actualy gets released. Most changes have to do with multi-byte characters.
From the mailing list:
I would like to make a release in the next few days, so here is a snapshot of the latest. Please give it a spin.
grep snapshot: http://meyering.net/grep/grep-ss.tar.xz 1.2 MB http://meyering.net/grep/grep-ss.tar.xz.sig http://meyering.net/grep/grep-2.16.14-b75c.tar.xz
grep -i in a multibyte locale is now typically 10 times faster for patterns that do not contain \ or [.
grep (without -i) in a multibyte locale is now up to 7 times faster when processing many matched lines.
Range expressions in unibyte locales now ordinarily use the rational range interpretation, in which [a-z] matches only lower-case ASCII letters regardless of locale, and similarly for other ranges. (This was already true for multibyte locales.) Portable programs should continue to specify the C locale when using range expressions, since these expressions have unspecified behavior in non-GNU systems and are not yet guaranteed to use the rational range interpretation even in GNU systems.
grep's --mmap option was disabled in March of 2010, and began to elicit a warning in January of 2012. Now it is completely gone.
Change History (5)
comment:1 by , 7 years ago
|Priority:||low → normal|
|Summary:||grep-2.16.14-b75c (placeholder) → grep-2.17|