Created attachment 172722 [details]
Many package vendors nowadays [*] ship git with the PCRE support enabled, and I believe our port should at least offer an option to enable it.
My patch has PCRE in the default options list, but the maintainer may think a different way and I'll be fine with it as long as there is an option.
FWIW, the only use for libpcre in git is currently git grep's -P option, which can be enabled by default by setting "grep.patternType" to "perl". PCRE works great for code search.
[*] Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora, Homebrew, MacPorts, to name a few
Great issue report
Superseded by bug 211231 (marked In Progress)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 211231 ***
A commit references this bug:
Date: Wed Aug 3 13:01:06 UTC 2016
New revision: 419517
Add a PCRE option to allow git grep to be build with pcre support.
tl:dr; git grep -P now works.
Most package managers enable it by default, so enable it by default too.
Submitted by: mat, knu
Approved by: maintainer (or timeout, see PR)
Sponsored by: Absolight