Re: dict_fnmatch again
- Michael Tokarev:
> A few years ago I implemented a new dict for Postfix, dict_fnmatch.I don't think I have any new ideas with respect to this thread.
> It is a shell-style pattern matcher with patterns placed _inline_,
> right in the config file, without any additional files like
> pcre/regex (the simplest dictionaries which does not use indexed
> files) and others.
> The usage is quite simple but perhaps somewhat
Some (Linux) distributions ship Postfix maps as dynamically-linked
modules, so you can always add a map type, even when it is not part
of the vendor's Postfix source tree. Unfortunately those same
distributions insist on frequently modifying themselves via an
update mechanism, and that of course discourages the use of local
The above notation exposes a bunch of special characters (backslashes
and "|"), making it more of a pain to upgrade the main.cf parser
without making fnmatch harder to use.
I would not bundle CDB, SDBM or other infrastructure code with
Postfix. This has nothing to do with who wrote the code. All code
will have bugs, and I don't want to issue patches for them.
The gain from fnmatch is a few less cycles for initialization, and
a few less characters to type for configuration. It provides no
functionality that isn't available with pcre or regexp.