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seek for advice of package regexx


I decided to adopt the package regexx (a C++ wrapper to the GNU regex
functions).  It is orphoned last month (#263873), because the original
maintainer is leaving debian.

On close inspcetion of the source package, I found something
interesting.  The upstream source code tarball actually contains a copy
of pcre (Perl-compatible regular expression library), but libpcre3 is
already in the deabin archive.  On the other hand, the pcre code
contained in regexx is quite out of date, only version 3.4 (22-Aug-00),
while the source package of libpcre3 has version 4.5 (01-Dec-03).

I think it would be better to use the libpcre3 library, make regexx
easier to maintain, and more up to date.  Before I start working on it,
I would like know whether this is the best practice, and whether there
are any pitfalls.

Thanks and regards,

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