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revision 36 by nigel, Sat Feb 24 21:38:49 2007 UTC revision 37 by nigel, Sat Feb 24 21:39:09 2007 UTC
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27  .SH DESCRIPTION  .SH DESCRIPTION
28  This set of functions provides a POSIX-style API to the PCRE regular expression  This set of functions provides a POSIX-style API to the PCRE regular expression
29  package. See \fBpcre (3)\fR for a description of the native API, which contains  package. See the \fBpcre\fR documentation for a description of the native API,
30  additional functionality. The functions described here are just wrapper  which contains additional functionality.
31  functions that ultimately call the native API.  
32    The functions described here are just wrapper functions that ultimately call
33    the native API. Their prototypes are defined in the \fBpcreposix.h\fR header
34    file, and on Unix systems the library itself is called \fBpcreposix.a\fR, so
35    can be accessed by adding \fB-lpcreposix\fR to the command for linking an
36    application which uses them. Because the POSIX functions call the native ones,
37    it is also necessary to add \fR-lpcre\fR.
38    
39  As I am pretty ignorant about POSIX, these functions must be considered as  As I am pretty ignorant about POSIX, these functions must be considered as
40  experimental. I have implemented only those option bits that can be reasonably  experimental. I have implemented only those option bits that can be reasonably

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