WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-116
Topic: ctags locator

This is an approved interpretation of 9945-2:1993.


Last update: 1997-05-20



	Topic:                  ctags locator
	Relevant Sections:      5.7.2

Defect Report:

	Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 11:52:13 -0400
	From: "David J. Fiander" <davidf@mks.com>


I request an interpretation of ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993 ctags,
sections 5.7.2 and

Both of these sections describe the "locator" produced by ctags
as a Basic Regular Expression (BRE).  Historically however, ctags
has not produced BREs but strings suitable for searching in ex/vi
when the ex option "set nomagic" is in effect.

Was it the intention of the .2 working group to differ from
historical practice in the very significant way?

Thank you

Interpretation response

The standard states that ctags produces a string, not a BRE as the locator, 
and conforming implementations must conform to this.  However, concerns have 
been raised about this which are being referred to the sponsor.


Forwarded to Interpretations group: Apr 25 1995
Proposed resolution circulated: May 16th
Comments due: June 15th
Finalised: June 16th 1995