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Re: 'Regex.h' not found problem when compiling user program under Visual Studio 2005

From: Vic Bancroft <bancroft@america.net>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 00:04:02 -0400
Message-ID: <4A122FB2.6070705@america.net>
To: Kunsheng Chen <kunsheng.chen@yahoo.com>
CC: www-lib@w3.org
Kunsheng Chen wrote:
> I am new here and is working on libwww for part my project.
>   
Welcome !
> I tested it successfully through ubuntu with the sample code 'showlinks.c'.
>   
Yes, various flavors of linux seem to have little issue with regular
expression libraries, since it is part of the glibc.  For example under
fedora core 10, we have,

  $ rpm -qf /usr/include/regexp.h
  glibc-headers-2.9-3.x86_64

Where as my a debian system might show,
 
  $ dpkg-query -S "/usr/include/regexp.h""
  libc6-dev: /usr/include/regexp.h

What is your preferred choice of libc implementations under windows ?
> However while I ported the same code to windows, and trying to compile showlinks.c in Visual Studio, I got following error:
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'regex.h': No such file or directory    c:\documents and settings\administrator\Desktop\w3c-libwww-5.4.0\w3c-libwww-5.4.0\library\src\wwwsys.h    1138   
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>   
Ouch.
> I already installed libwww through binary, downloaded source code to my desktop with extraction and import header files through <property>-<link>  in Visual Studio.  I searched for that 'regex.h' file and it is really not there,  I am not sure what is missing there, do I have to install something else ? 
>   
There are some install instructions for a few platforms in the page,

  http://www.w3.org/INSTALL.html

However, the some of the links for the windows regular expression
library are broken.  I would suggest using cygwin.

Please post more details of your activity, and we can update the windows
section of the documentation . . .

more,
l8r,
v


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