[aur-dev] Regexp Support for AUR package search; wouldn't it be nice?

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 19:49:32 CEST 2010

On Mon 22 Mar 2010 02:51 +0800, lolilolicon wrote:
> Hi, I did a `grep -R LIKE aur-1.6.0` and it seems to me that changing
> four of those LIKE's to RLIKE would add Regexp support for package
> search.
> Currently, the only "regexp" supported by AUR are % and _. I think AUR
> should really somehow grow some support for real regular expressions.
> I'm not aware of any issue this may introduce, except for a little bit
> heavier on resources; adding a timeout on queries should avoid shitty
> regexp queries as well.

Yeah it's something I've considered, but I haven't had a chance to
explore the issues that it may introduce.

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