[Libreoffice] Segfault in regcomp while creating registry

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Mon Feb 14 02:04:42 PST 2011

Hi Enrico,

On Sat, 2011-02-12 at 16:49 +0100, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> <big_snip />
> could someone please help me to understand what that registry is
> all about ? The term reminds me to the Windows registry

	Haha ;-) perhaps the comparison is apt. the registry code stores
information about types (it is only used for this now), in an horrible
binary file format originally designed to be a transactional E-mail
store ;-) code in 'store'.

	It would be rather wonderful to replace that with a real file-system
based approach IMHO, although we would want to collapse the leaf nodes
into some XML representation I think. That would (I suspect) make this
code faster and smaller and we could drop the 'store' and 'registry'
modules compeltely (except for legacy extensions) which would be nice
from a performance, and cleanliness perspective.



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