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Bug #2490 Perl regular expression functions not available in windows binary
Submitted: 1999-10-11 09:05 UTC Modified: 2002-06-16 22:46 UTC
From: Graham dot Cole at cwe dot cwplc dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Compile Failure
PHP Version: 3.0.11 OS: Windows NT
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [1999-10-11 09:05 UTC] Graham dot Cole at cwe dot cwplc dot com
the code fragment

 $x = preg_split("/[ \t]/", "hello there");
 echo "first=", $x[0], " second=", $x[1], "\n";

works on solaris but not on windows binary distribution
the error message is:
Fatal error: Call to unsupported or undefined function preg_split() in D:\InetPub\scripts\nmtool\nmtool.php3 on line 2

It would appear that the regular expression functions
are not available in the windows binary distribution.

phpinfo says
Regular Expressions Bundled regex library enabled

The php3.ini file is the same as the example in the
distribution except for the extension_dir setting.


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 [2002-06-16 08:59 UTC]
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