Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
Posted May 26, 2008 23:40 UTC (Mon) by sb
In reply to: Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
Parent article: Fsyncers and curveballs (the Firefox 3 fsync() problem)
I hope someone will write an extension to add support for regular
expressions to the location bar. There is already one such extension for
bar, but native support for both would be far more reliable.
Speaking of which, I've often wondered why the search boxes that keep getting
added to many Linux desktop apps don't grok REs when there is ubiquitous runtime
support (glibc, libpcre).
I guess we've reached the point where most users have never heard of grep, and
the rest have learned to cope with the deficiencies of graphical apps. Even so,
some sort of special syntax could be agreed on to trigger a RE search while
keeping substring search the default. Time for a RE search freedesktop standard?
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