I’ve done some work over the last few days towards adding support for libpcre to apr-util. The response from the apr community has been mixed, but mostly negative, so Ive widthdrawn the patch from the dev list. Rather than just junk the whole thing I’m making it available here in case anyone is interested in it. My intention was to provide a wrapper for libpcre such that it could be used internally within apr-util and externally by applications without an extra dependancy. Libpcre may be very good but its usage isn’t that straightforward – something I was hoping to cure with this patch. Oh well, win some, loose some.