Bug 79703

Summary: re_comp and re_exec man pages don't document _REGEX_RE_COMP
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: dwmalone
Component: man-pagesAssignee: Eido Inoue <havill>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Fixed In Version: 1.60-1 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description dwmalone 2002-12-15 21:56:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
The re_comp and re_exec man pages suggest includeing <regex.h>
for re_comp and re_exec, but they don't tell you that you need
to define _REGEX_RE_COMP (or that these functions are probably

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.man re_exec
2.grep -5 re_exec /usr/include/regex.h

Actual Results:  21:56:turing 11% gcc -W -Wall -c re_test.c
re_test.c: In function `main':
re_test.c:12: warning: implicit declaration of function `re_comp'
re_test.c:12: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
re_test.c:16: warning: implicit declaration of function `re_exec'

Expected Results:  21:57:turing 13% gcc -D_REGEX_RE_COMP -W -Wall -c re_test.c
21:57:turing 13%

Additional info:

Showed up while investigating

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2003-01-07 16:59:36 UTC
This is a documentation bug.

Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2003-08-28 20:20:46 UTC
fixed in 1.60-1