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4  Version 7.1 05-Mar-07  Version 8.13 30-Apr-2011
5    ------------------------
7    1.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.0.0.
9    2.  Two minor typos in pcre_internal.h have been fixed.
11    3.  Added #include <string.h> to pcre_scanner_unittest.cc, pcrecpp.cc, and
12        pcrecpp_unittest.cc. They are needed for strcmp(), memset(), and strchr()
13        in some environments (e.g. Solaris 10/SPARC using Sun Studio 12U2).
15    4.  There were a number of related bugs in the code for matching backrefences
16        caselessly in UTF-8 mode when codes for the characters concerned were
17        different numbers of bytes. For example, U+023A and U+2C65 are an upper
18        and lower case pair, using 2 and 3 bytes, respectively. The main bugs were:
19        (a) A reference to 3 copies of a 2-byte code matched only 2 of a 3-byte
20        code. (b) A reference to 2 copies of a 3-byte code would not match 2 of a
21        2-byte code at the end of the subject (it thought there wasn't enough data
22        left).
24    5.  Comprehensive information about what went wrong is now returned by
25        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec() when the UTF-8 string check fails, as long
26        as the output vector has at least 2 elements. The offset of the start of
27        the failing character and a reason code are placed in the vector.
29    6.  When the UTF-8 string check fails for pcre_compile(), the offset that is
30        now returned is for the first byte of the failing character, instead of the
31        last byte inspected. This is an incompatible change, but I hope it is small
32        enough not to be a problem. It makes the returned offset consistent with
33        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec().
35    7.  pcretest now gives a text phrase as well as the error number when
36        pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() fails; if the error is a UTF-8 check
37        failure, the offset and reason code are output.
39    8.  When \R was used with a maximizing quantifier it failed to skip backwards
40        over a \r\n pair if the subsequent match failed. Instead, it just skipped
41        back over a single character (\n). This seems wrong (because it treated the
42        two characters as a single entity when going forwards), conflicts with the
43        documentation that \R is equivalent to (?>\r\n|\n|...etc), and makes the
44        behaviour of \R* different to (\R)*, which also seems wrong. The behaviour
45        has been changed.
47    9.  Some internal refactoring has changed the processing so that the handling
48        of the PCRE_CASELESS and PCRE_MULTILINE options is done entirely at compile
49        time (the PCRE_DOTALL option was changed this way some time ago: version
50        7.7 change 16). This has made it possible to abolish the OP_OPT op code,
51        which was always a bit of a fudge. It also means that there is one less
52        argument for the match() function, which reduces its stack requirements
53        slightly. This change also fixes an incompatibility with Perl: the pattern
54        (?i:([^b]))(?1) should not match "ab", but previously PCRE gave a match.
56    10. More internal refactoring has drastically reduced the number of recursive
57        calls to match() for possessively repeated groups such as (abc)++ when
58        using pcre_exec().
60    11. While implementing 10, a number of bugs in the handling of groups were
61        discovered and fixed:
63        (?<=(a)+) was not diagnosed as invalid (non-fixed-length lookbehind).
64        (a|)*(?1) gave a compile-time internal error.
65        ((a|)+)+  did not notice that the outer group could match an empty string.
66        (^a|^)+   was not marked as anchored.
67        (.*a|.*)+ was not marked as matching at start or after a newline.
69    12. Yet more internal refactoring has removed another argument from the match()
70        function. Special calls to this function are now indicated by setting a
71        value in a variable in the "match data" data block.
73    13. Be more explicit in pcre_study() instead of relying on "default" for
74        opcodes that mean there is no starting character; this means that when new
75        ones are added and accidentally left out of pcre_study(), testing should
76        pick them up.
78    14. The -s option of pcretest has been documented for ages as being an old
79        synonym of -m (show memory usage). I have changed it to mean "force study
80        for every regex", that is, assume /S for every regex. This is similar to -i
81        and -d etc. It's slightly incompatible, but I'm hoping nobody is still
82        using it. It makes it easier to run collection of tests with study enabled,
83        and thereby test pcre_study() more easily.
85    15. When (*ACCEPT) was used in a subpattern that was called recursively, the
86        restoration of the capturing data to the outer values was not happening
87        correctly.
89    16. If a recursively called subpattern ended with (*ACCEPT) and matched an
90        empty string, and PCRE_NOTEMPTY was set, pcre_exec() thought the whole
91        pattern had matched an empty string, and so incorrectly returned a no
92        match.
94    17. There was optimizing code for the last branch of non-capturing parentheses,
95        and also for the obeyed branch of a conditional subexpression, which used
96        tail recursion to cut down on stack usage. Unfortunately, not that there is
97        the possibility of (*THEN) occurring in these branches, tail recursion is
98        no longer possible because the return has to be checked for (*THEN). These
99        two optimizations have therefore been removed.
101    18. If a pattern containing \R was studied, it was assumed that \R always
102        matched two bytes, thus causing the minimum subject length to be
103        incorrectly computed because \R can also match just one byte.
106    Version 8.12 15-Jan-2011
107    ------------------------
109    1.  Fixed some typos in the markup of the man pages, and wrote a script that
110        checks for such things as part of the documentation building process.
112    2.  On a big-endian 64-bit system, pcregrep did not correctly process the
113        --match-limit and --recursion-limit options (added for 8.11). In
114        particular, this made one of the standard tests fail. (The integer value
115        went into the wrong half of a long int.)
117    3.  If the --colour option was given to pcregrep with -v (invert match), it
118        did strange things, either producing crazy output, or crashing. It should,
119        of course, ignore a request for colour when reporting lines that do not
120        match.
122    4.  Another pcregrep bug caused similar problems if --colour was specified with
123        -M (multiline) and the pattern match finished with a line ending.
125    5.  In pcregrep, when a pattern that ended with a literal newline sequence was
126        matched in multiline mode, the following line was shown as part of the
127        match. This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
129    6.  Another pcregrep bug in multiline mode, when --colour was specified, caused
130        the check for further matches in the same line (so they could be coloured)
131        to overrun the end of the current line. If another match was found, it was
132        incorrectly shown (and then shown again when found in the next line).
134    7.  If pcregrep was compiled under Windows, there was a reference to the
135        function pcregrep_exit() before it was defined. I am assuming this was
136        the cause of the "error C2371: 'pcregrep_exit' : redefinition;" that was
137        reported by a user. I've moved the definition above the reference.
140    Version 8.11 10-Dec-2010
141    ------------------------
143    1.  (*THEN) was not working properly if there were untried alternatives prior
144        to it in the current branch. For example, in ((a|b)(*THEN)(*F)|c..) it
145        backtracked to try for "b" instead of moving to the next alternative branch
146        at the same level (in this case, to look for "c"). The Perl documentation
147        is clear that when (*THEN) is backtracked onto, it goes to the "next
148        alternative in the innermost enclosing group".
150    2.  (*COMMIT) was not overriding (*THEN), as it does in Perl. In a pattern
151        such as   (A(*COMMIT)B(*THEN)C|D)  any failure after matching A should
152        result in overall failure. Similarly, (*COMMIT) now overrides (*PRUNE) and
153        (*SKIP), (*SKIP) overrides (*PRUNE) and (*THEN), and (*PRUNE) overrides
154        (*THEN).
156    3.  If \s appeared in a character class, it removed the VT character from
157        the class, even if it had been included by some previous item, for example
158        in [\x00-\xff\s]. (This was a bug related to the fact that VT is not part
159        of \s, but is part of the POSIX "space" class.)
161    4.  A partial match never returns an empty string (because you can always
162        match an empty string at the end of the subject); however the checking for
163        an empty string was starting at the "start of match" point. This has been
164        changed to the "earliest inspected character" point, because the returned
165        data for a partial match starts at this character. This means that, for
166        example, /(?<=abc)def/ gives a partial match for the subject "abc"
167        (previously it gave "no match").
169    5.  Changes have been made to the way PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD affects the matching
170        of $, \z, \Z, \b, and \B. If the match point is at the end of the string,
171        previously a full match would be given. However, setting PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD
172        has an implication that the given string is incomplete (because a partial
173        match is preferred over a full match). For this reason, these items now
174        give a partial match in this situation. [Aside: previously, the one case
175        /t\b/ matched against "cat" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD set did return a partial
176        match rather than a full match, which was wrong by the old rules, but is
177        now correct.]
179    6.  There was a bug in the handling of #-introduced comments, recognized when
180        PCRE_EXTENDED is set, when PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY and PCRE_UTF8 were also set.
181        If a UTF-8 multi-byte character included the byte 0x85 (e.g. +U0445, whose
182        UTF-8 encoding is 0xd1,0x85), this was misinterpreted as a newline when
183        scanning for the end of the comment. (*Character* 0x85 is an "any" newline,
184        but *byte* 0x85 is not, in UTF-8 mode). This bug was present in several
185        places in pcre_compile().
187    7.  Related to (6) above, when pcre_compile() was skipping #-introduced
188        comments when looking ahead for named forward references to subpatterns,
189        the only newline sequence it recognized was NL. It now handles newlines
190        according to the set newline convention.
192    8.  SunOS4 doesn't have strerror() or strtoul(); pcregrep dealt with the
193        former, but used strtoul(), whereas pcretest avoided strtoul() but did not
194        cater for a lack of strerror(). These oversights have been fixed.
196    9.  Added --match-limit and --recursion-limit to pcregrep.
198    10. Added two casts needed to build with Visual Studio when NO_RECURSE is set.
200    11. When the -o option was used, pcregrep was setting a return code of 1, even
201        when matches were found, and --line-buffered was not being honoured.
203    12. Added an optional parentheses number to the -o and --only-matching options
204        of pcregrep.
206    13. Imitating Perl's /g action for multiple matches is tricky when the pattern
207        can match an empty string. The code to do it in pcretest and pcredemo
208        needed fixing:
210        (a) When the newline convention was "crlf", pcretest got it wrong, skipping
211            only one byte after an empty string match just before CRLF (this case
212            just got forgotten; "any" and "anycrlf" were OK).
214        (b) The pcretest code also had a bug, causing it to loop forever in UTF-8
215            mode when an empty string match preceded an ASCII character followed by
216            a non-ASCII character. (The code for advancing by one character rather
217            than one byte was nonsense.)
219        (c) The pcredemo.c sample program did not have any code at all to handle
220            the cases when CRLF is a valid newline sequence.
222    14. Neither pcre_exec() nor pcre_dfa_exec() was checking that the value given
223        as a starting offset was within the subject string. There is now a new
224        error, PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which is returned if the starting offset is
225        negative or greater than the length of the string. In order to test this,
226        pcretest is extended to allow the setting of negative starting offsets.
228    15. In both pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec() the code for checking that the
229        starting offset points to the beginning of a UTF-8 character was
230        unnecessarily clumsy. I tidied it up.
232    16. Added PCRE_ERROR_SHORTUTF8 to make it possible to distinguish between a
233        bad UTF-8 sequence and one that is incomplete when using PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD.
235    17. Nobody had reported that the --include_dir option, which was added in
236        release 7.7 should have been called --include-dir (hyphen, not underscore)
237        for compatibility with GNU grep. I have changed it to --include-dir, but
238        left --include_dir as an undocumented synonym, and the same for
239        --exclude-dir, though that is not available in GNU grep, at least as of
240        release 2.5.4.
242    18. At a user's suggestion, the macros GETCHAR and friends (which pick up UTF-8
243        characters from a string of bytes) have been redefined so as not to use
244        loops, in order to improve performance in some environments. At the same
245        time, I abstracted some of the common code into auxiliary macros to save
246        repetition (this should not affect the compiled code).
248    19. If \c was followed by a multibyte UTF-8 character, bad things happened. A
249        compile-time error is now given if \c is not followed by an ASCII
250        character, that is, a byte less than 128. (In EBCDIC mode, the code is
251        different, and any byte value is allowed.)
253    20. Recognize (*NO_START_OPT) at the start of a pattern to set the PCRE_NO_
254        START_OPTIMIZE option, which is now allowed at compile time - but just
255        passed through to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec(). This makes it available
256        to pcregrep and other applications that have no direct access to PCRE
257        options. The new /Y option in pcretest sets this option when calling
258        pcre_compile().
260    21. Change 18 of release 8.01 broke the use of named subpatterns for recursive
261        back references. Groups containing recursive back references were forced to
262        be atomic by that change, but in the case of named groups, the amount of
263        memory required was incorrectly computed, leading to "Failed: internal
264        error: code overflow". This has been fixed.
266    22. Some patches to pcre_stringpiece.h, pcre_stringpiece_unittest.cc, and
267        pcretest.c, to avoid build problems in some Borland environments.
270    Version 8.10 25-Jun-2010
271    ------------------------
273    1.  Added support for (*MARK:ARG) and for ARG additions to PRUNE, SKIP, and
274        THEN.
276    2.  (*ACCEPT) was not working when inside an atomic group.
278    3.  Inside a character class, \B is treated as a literal by default, but
279        faulted if PCRE_EXTRA is set. This mimics Perl's behaviour (the -w option
280        causes the error). The code is unchanged, but I tidied the documentation.
282    4.  Inside a character class, PCRE always treated \R and \X as literals,
283        whereas Perl faults them if its -w option is set. I have changed PCRE so
284        that it faults them when PCRE_EXTRA is set.
286    5.  Added support for \N, which always matches any character other than
287        newline. (It is the same as "." when PCRE_DOTALL is not set.)
289    6.  When compiling pcregrep with newer versions of gcc which may have
290        FORTIFY_SOURCE set, several warnings "ignoring return value of 'fwrite',
291        declared with attribute warn_unused_result" were given. Just casting the
292        result to (void) does not stop the warnings; a more elaborate fudge is
293        needed. I've used a macro to implement this.
295    7.  Minor change to pcretest.c to avoid a compiler warning.
297    8.  Added four artifical Unicode properties to help with an option to make
298        \s etc use properties (see next item). The new properties are: Xan
299        (alphanumeric), Xsp (Perl space), Xps (POSIX space), and Xwd (word).
301    9.  Added PCRE_UCP to make \b, \d, \s, \w, and certain POSIX character classes
302        use Unicode properties. (*UCP) at the start of a pattern can be used to set
303        this option. Modified pcretest to add /W to test this facility. Added
304        REG_UCP to make it available via the POSIX interface.
306    10. Added --line-buffered to pcregrep.
308    11. In UTF-8 mode, if a pattern that was compiled with PCRE_CASELESS was
309        studied, and the match started with a letter with a code point greater than
310        127 whose first byte was different to the first byte of the other case of
311        the letter, the other case of this starting letter was not recognized
312        (#976).
314    12. If a pattern that was studied started with a repeated Unicode property
315        test, for example, \p{Nd}+, there was the theoretical possibility of
316        setting up an incorrect bitmap of starting bytes, but fortunately it could
317        not have actually happened in practice until change 8 above was made (it
318        added property types that matched character-matching opcodes).
320    13. pcre_study() now recognizes \h, \v, and \R when constructing a bit map of
321        possible starting bytes for non-anchored patterns.
323    14. Extended the "auto-possessify" feature of pcre_compile(). It now recognizes
324        \R, and also a number of cases that involve Unicode properties, both
325        explicit and implicit when PCRE_UCP is set.
327    15. If a repeated Unicode property match (e.g. \p{Lu}*) was used with non-UTF-8
328        input, it could crash or give wrong results if characters with values
329        greater than 0xc0 were present in the subject string. (Detail: it assumed
330        UTF-8 input when processing these items.)
332    16. Added a lot of (int) casts to avoid compiler warnings in systems where
333        size_t is 64-bit (#991).
335    17. Added a check for running out of memory when PCRE is compiled with
336        --disable-stack-for-recursion (#990).
338    18. If the last data line in a file for pcretest does not have a newline on
339        the end, a newline was missing in the output.
341    19. The default pcre_chartables.c file recognizes only ASCII characters (values
342        less than 128) in its various bitmaps. However, there is a facility for
343        generating tables according to the current locale when PCRE is compiled. It
344        turns out that in some environments, 0x85 and 0xa0, which are Unicode space
345        characters, are recognized by isspace() and therefore were getting set in
346        these tables, and indeed these tables seem to approximate to ISO 8859. This
347        caused a problem in UTF-8 mode when pcre_study() was used to create a list
348        of bytes that can start a match. For \s, it was including 0x85 and 0xa0,
349        which of course cannot start UTF-8 characters. I have changed the code so
350        that only real ASCII characters (less than 128) and the correct starting
351        bytes for UTF-8 encodings are set for characters greater than 127 when in
352        UTF-8 mode. (When PCRE_UCP is set - see 9 above - the code is different
353        altogether.)
355    20. Added the /T option to pcretest so as to be able to run tests with non-
356        standard character tables, thus making it possible to include the tests
357        used for 19 above in the standard set of tests.
359    21. A pattern such as (?&t)(?#()(?(DEFINE)(?<t>a)) which has a forward
360        reference to a subpattern the other side of a comment that contains an
361        opening parenthesis caused either an internal compiling error, or a
362        reference to the wrong subpattern.
365    Version 8.02 19-Mar-2010
366    ------------------------
368    1.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 5.2.0.
370    2.  Added the option --libs-cpp to pcre-config, but only when C++ support is
371        configured.
373    3.  Updated the licensing terms in the pcregexp.pas file, as agreed with the
374        original author of that file, following a query about its status.
376    4.  On systems that do not have stdint.h (e.g. Solaris), check for and include
377        inttypes.h instead. This fixes a bug that was introduced by change 8.01/8.
379    5.  A pattern such as (?&t)*+(?(DEFINE)(?<t>.)) which has a possessive
380        quantifier applied to a forward-referencing subroutine call, could compile
381        incorrect code or give the error "internal error: previously-checked
382        referenced subpattern not found".
384    6.  Both MS Visual Studio and Symbian OS have problems with initializing
385        variables to point to external functions. For these systems, therefore,
386        pcre_malloc etc. are now initialized to local functions that call the
387        relevant global functions.
389    7.  There were two entries missing in the vectors called coptable and poptable
390        in pcre_dfa_exec.c. This could lead to memory accesses outsize the vectors.
391        I've fixed the data, and added a kludgy way of testing at compile time that
392        the lengths are correct (equal to the number of opcodes).
394    8.  Following on from 7, I added a similar kludge to check the length of the
395        eint vector in pcreposix.c.
397    9.  Error texts for pcre_compile() are held as one long string to avoid too
398        much relocation at load time. To find a text, the string is searched,
399        counting zeros. There was no check for running off the end of the string,
400        which could happen if a new error number was added without updating the
401        string.
403    10. \K gave a compile-time error if it appeared in a lookbehind assersion.
405    11. \K was not working if it appeared in an atomic group or in a group that
406        was called as a "subroutine", or in an assertion. Perl 5.11 documents that
407        \K is "not well defined" if used in an assertion. PCRE now accepts it if
408        the assertion is positive, but not if it is negative.
410    12. Change 11 fortuitously reduced the size of the stack frame used in the
411        "match()" function of pcre_exec.c by one pointer. Forthcoming
412        implementation of support for (*MARK) will need an extra pointer on the
413        stack; I have reserved it now, so that the stack frame size does not
414        decrease.
416    13. A pattern such as (?P<L1>(?P<L2>0)|(?P>L2)(?P>L1)) in which the only other
417        item in branch that calls a recursion is a subroutine call - as in the
418        second branch in the above example - was incorrectly given the compile-
419        time error "recursive call could loop indefinitely" because pcre_compile()
420        was not correctly checking the subroutine for matching a non-empty string.
422    14. The checks for overrunning compiling workspace could trigger after an
423        overrun had occurred. This is a "should never occur" error, but it can be
424        triggered by pathological patterns such as hundreds of nested parentheses.
425        The checks now trigger 100 bytes before the end of the workspace.
427    15. Fix typo in configure.ac: "srtoq" should be "strtoq".
430    Version 8.01 19-Jan-2010
431    ------------------------
433    1.  If a pattern contained a conditional subpattern with only one branch (in
434        particular, this includes all (*DEFINE) patterns), a call to pcre_study()
435        computed the wrong minimum data length (which is of course zero for such
436        subpatterns). This could cause incorrect "no match" results.
438    2.  For patterns such as (?i)a(?-i)b|c where an option setting at the start of
439        the pattern is reset in the first branch, pcre_compile() failed with
440        "internal error: code overflow at offset...". This happened only when
441        the reset was to the original external option setting. (An optimization
442        abstracts leading options settings into an external setting, which was the
443        cause of this.)
445    3.  A pattern such as ^(?!a(*SKIP)b) where a negative assertion contained one
446        of the verbs SKIP, PRUNE, or COMMIT, did not work correctly. When the
447        assertion pattern did not match (meaning that the assertion was true), it
448        was incorrectly treated as false if the SKIP had been reached during the
449        matching. This also applied to assertions used as conditions.
451    4.  If an item that is not supported by pcre_dfa_exec() was encountered in an
452        assertion subpattern, including such a pattern used as a condition,
453        unpredictable results occurred, instead of the error return
456    5.  The C++ GlobalReplace function was not working like Perl for the special
457        situation when an empty string is matched. It now does the fancy magic
458        stuff that is necessary.
460    6.  In pcre_internal.h, obsolete includes to setjmp.h and stdarg.h have been
461        removed. (These were left over from very, very early versions of PCRE.)
463    7.  Some cosmetic changes to the code to make life easier when compiling it
464        as part of something else:
466        (a) Change DEBUG to PCRE_DEBUG.
468        (b) In pcre_compile(), rename the member of the "branch_chain" structure
469            called "current" as "current_branch", to prevent a collision with the
470            Linux macro when compiled as a kernel module.
472        (c) In pcre_study(), rename the function set_bit() as set_table_bit(), to
473            prevent a collision with the Linux macro when compiled as a kernel
474            module.
476    8.  In pcre_compile() there are some checks for integer overflows that used to
477        cast potentially large values to (double). This has been changed to that
478        when building, a check for int64_t is made, and if it is found, it is used
479        instead, thus avoiding the use of floating point arithmetic. (There is no
480        other use of FP in PCRE.) If int64_t is not found, the fallback is to
481        double.
483    9.  Added two casts to avoid signed/unsigned warnings from VS Studio Express
484        2005 (difference between two addresses compared to an unsigned value).
486    10. Change the standard AC_CHECK_LIB test for libbz2 in configure.ac to a
487        custom one, because of the following reported problem in Windows:
489          - libbz2 uses the Pascal calling convention (WINAPI) for the functions
490              under Win32.
491          - The standard autoconf AC_CHECK_LIB fails to include "bzlib.h",
492              therefore missing the function definition.
493          - The compiler thus generates a "C" signature for the test function.
494          - The linker fails to find the "C" function.
495          - PCRE fails to configure if asked to do so against libbz2.
497    11. When running libtoolize from libtool-2.2.6b as part of autogen.sh, these
498        messages were output:
500          Consider adding `AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4])' to configure.ac and
501          rerunning libtoolize, to keep the correct libtool macros in-tree.
502          Consider adding `-I m4' to ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am.
504        I have done both of these things.
506    12. Although pcre_dfa_exec() does not use nearly as much stack as pcre_exec()
507        most of the time, it *can* run out if it is given a pattern that contains a
508        runaway infinite recursion. I updated the discussion in the pcrestack man
509        page.
511    13. Now that we have gone to the x.xx style of version numbers, the minor
512        version may start with zero. Using 08 or 09 is a bad idea because users
513        might check the value of PCRE_MINOR in their code, and 08 or 09 may be
514        interpreted as invalid octal numbers. I've updated the previous comment in
515        configure.ac, and also added a check that gives an error if 08 or 09 are
516        used.
518    14. Change 8.00/11 was not quite complete: code had been accidentally omitted,
519        causing partial matching to fail when the end of the subject matched \W
520        in a UTF-8 pattern where \W was quantified with a minimum of 3.
522    15. There were some discrepancies between the declarations in pcre_internal.h
523        of _pcre_is_newline(), _pcre_was_newline(), and _pcre_valid_utf8() and
524        their definitions. The declarations used "const uschar *" and the
525        definitions used USPTR. Even though USPTR is normally defined as "const
526        unsigned char *" (and uschar is typedeffed as "unsigned char"), it was
527        reported that: "This difference in casting confuses some C++ compilers, for
528        example, SunCC recognizes above declarations as different functions and
529        generates broken code for hbpcre." I have changed the declarations to use
530        USPTR.
532    16. GNU libtool is named differently on some systems. The autogen.sh script now
533        tries several variants such as glibtoolize (MacOSX) and libtoolize1x
534        (FreeBSD).
536    17. Applied Craig's patch that fixes an HP aCC compile error in pcre 8.00
537        (strtoXX undefined when compiling pcrecpp.cc). The patch contains this
538        comment: "Figure out how to create a longlong from a string: strtoll and
539        equivalent. It's not enough to call AC_CHECK_FUNCS: hpux has a strtoll, for
540        instance, but it only takes 2 args instead of 3!"
542    18. A subtle bug concerned with back references has been fixed by a change of
543        specification, with a corresponding code fix. A pattern such as
544        ^(xa|=?\1a)+$ which contains a back reference inside the group to which it
545        refers, was giving matches when it shouldn't. For example, xa=xaaa would
546        match that pattern. Interestingly, Perl (at least up to 5.11.3) has the
547        same bug. Such groups have to be quantified to be useful, or contained
548        inside another quantified group. (If there's no repetition, the reference
549        can never match.) The problem arises because, having left the group and
550        moved on to the rest of the pattern, a later failure that backtracks into
551        the group uses the captured value from the final iteration of the group
552        rather than the correct earlier one. I have fixed this in PCRE by forcing
553        any group that contains a reference to itself to be an atomic group; that
554        is, there cannot be any backtracking into it once it has completed. This is
555        similar to recursive and subroutine calls.
558    Version 8.00 19-Oct-09
559    ----------------------
561    1.  The table for translating pcre_compile() error codes into POSIX error codes
562        was out-of-date, and there was no check on the pcre_compile() error code
563        being within the table. This could lead to an OK return being given in
564        error.
566    2.  Changed the call to open a subject file in pcregrep from fopen(pathname,
567        "r") to fopen(pathname, "rb"), which fixed a problem with some of the tests
568        in a Windows environment.
570    3.  The pcregrep --count option prints the count for each file even when it is
571        zero, as does GNU grep. However, pcregrep was also printing all files when
572        --files-with-matches was added. Now, when both options are given, it prints
573        counts only for those files that have at least one match. (GNU grep just
574        prints the file name in this circumstance, but including the count seems
575        more useful - otherwise, why use --count?) Also ensured that the
576        combination -clh just lists non-zero counts, with no names.
578    4.  The long form of the pcregrep -F option was incorrectly implemented as
579        --fixed_strings instead of --fixed-strings. This is an incompatible change,
580        but it seems right to fix it, and I didn't think it was worth preserving
581        the old behaviour.
583    5.  The command line items --regex=pattern and --regexp=pattern were not
584        recognized by pcregrep, which required --regex pattern or --regexp pattern
585        (with a space rather than an '='). The man page documented the '=' forms,
586        which are compatible with GNU grep; these now work.
588    6.  No libpcreposix.pc file was created for pkg-config; there was just
589        libpcre.pc and libpcrecpp.pc. The omission has been rectified.
591    7.  Added #ifndef SUPPORT_UCP into the pcre_ucd.c module, to reduce its size
592        when UCP support is not needed, by modifying the Python script that
593        generates it from Unicode data files. This should not matter if the module
594        is correctly used as a library, but I received one complaint about 50K of
595        unwanted data. My guess is that the person linked everything into his
596        program rather than using a library. Anyway, it does no harm.
598    8.  A pattern such as /\x{123}{2,2}+/8 was incorrectly compiled; the trigger
599        was a minimum greater than 1 for a wide character in a possessive
600        repetition. The same bug could also affect patterns like /(\x{ff}{0,2})*/8
601        which had an unlimited repeat of a nested, fixed maximum repeat of a wide
602        character. Chaos in the form of incorrect output or a compiling loop could
603        result.
605    9.  The restrictions on what a pattern can contain when partial matching is
606        requested for pcre_exec() have been removed. All patterns can now be
607        partially matched by this function. In addition, if there are at least two
608        slots in the offset vector, the offset of the earliest inspected character
609        for the match and the offset of the end of the subject are set in them when
610        PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL is returned.
612    10. Partial matching has been split into two forms: PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT, which is
613        synonymous with PCRE_PARTIAL, for backwards compatibility, and
614        PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD, which causes a partial match to supersede a full match,
615        and may be more useful for multi-segment matching.
617    11. Partial matching with pcre_exec() is now more intuitive. A partial match
618        used to be given if ever the end of the subject was reached; now it is
619        given only if matching could not proceed because another character was
620        needed. This makes a difference in some odd cases such as Z(*FAIL) with the
621        string "Z", which now yields "no match" instead of "partial match". In the
622        case of pcre_dfa_exec(), "no match" is given if every matching path for the
623        final character ended with (*FAIL).
625    12. Restarting a match using pcre_dfa_exec() after a partial match did not work
626        if the pattern had a "must contain" character that was already found in the
627        earlier partial match, unless partial matching was again requested. For
628        example, with the pattern /dog.(body)?/, the "must contain" character is
629        "g". If the first part-match was for the string "dog", restarting with
630        "sbody" failed. This bug has been fixed.
632    13. The string returned by pcre_dfa_exec() after a partial match has been
633        changed so that it starts at the first inspected character rather than the
634        first character of the match. This makes a difference only if the pattern
635        starts with a lookbehind assertion or \b or \B (\K is not supported by
636        pcre_dfa_exec()). It's an incompatible change, but it makes the two
637        matching functions compatible, and I think it's the right thing to do.
639    14. Added a pcredemo man page, created automatically from the pcredemo.c file,
640        so that the demonstration program is easily available in environments where
641        PCRE has not been installed from source.
643    15. Arranged to add -DPCRE_STATIC to cflags in libpcre.pc, libpcreposix.cp,
644        libpcrecpp.pc and pcre-config when PCRE is not compiled as a shared
645        library.
647    16. Added REG_UNGREEDY to the pcreposix interface, at the request of a user.
648        It maps to PCRE_UNGREEDY. It is not, of course, POSIX-compatible, but it
649        is not the first non-POSIX option to be added. Clearly some people find
650        these options useful.
652    17. If a caller to the POSIX matching function regexec() passes a non-zero
653        value for nmatch with a NULL value for pmatch, the value of
654        nmatch is forced to zero.
656    18. RunGrepTest did not have a test for the availability of the -u option of
657        the diff command, as RunTest does. It now checks in the same way as
658        RunTest, and also checks for the -b option.
660    19. If an odd number of negated classes containing just a single character
661        interposed, within parentheses, between a forward reference to a named
662        subpattern and the definition of the subpattern, compilation crashed with
663        an internal error, complaining that it could not find the referenced
664        subpattern. An example of a crashing pattern is /(?&A)(([^m])(?<A>))/.
665        [The bug was that it was starting one character too far in when skipping
666        over the character class, thus treating the ] as data rather than
667        terminating the class. This meant it could skip too much.]
669    20. Added PCRE_NOTEMPTY_ATSTART in order to be able to correctly implement the
670        /g option in pcretest when the pattern contains \K, which makes it possible
671        to have an empty string match not at the start, even when the pattern is
672        anchored. Updated pcretest and pcredemo to use this option.
674    21. If the maximum number of capturing subpatterns in a recursion was greater
675        than the maximum at the outer level, the higher number was returned, but
676        with unset values at the outer level. The correct (outer level) value is
677        now given.
679    22. If (*ACCEPT) appeared inside capturing parentheses, previous releases of
680        PCRE did not set those parentheses (unlike Perl). I have now found a way to
681        make it do so. The string so far is captured, making this feature
682        compatible with Perl.
684    23. The tests have been re-organized, adding tests 11 and 12, to make it
685        possible to check the Perl 5.10 features against Perl 5.10.
687    24. Perl 5.10 allows subroutine calls in lookbehinds, as long as the subroutine
688        pattern matches a fixed length string. PCRE did not allow this; now it
689        does. Neither allows recursion.
691    25. I finally figured out how to implement a request to provide the minimum
692        length of subject string that was needed in order to match a given pattern.
693        (It was back references and recursion that I had previously got hung up
694        on.) This code has now been added to pcre_study(); it finds a lower bound
695        to the length of subject needed. It is not necessarily the greatest lower
696        bound, but using it to avoid searching strings that are too short does give
697        some useful speed-ups. The value is available to calling programs via
698        pcre_fullinfo().
700    26. While implementing 25, I discovered to my embarrassment that pcretest had
701        not been passing the result of pcre_study() to pcre_dfa_exec(), so the
702        study optimizations had never been tested with that matching function.
703        Oops. What is worse, even when it was passed study data, there was a bug in
704        pcre_dfa_exec() that meant it never actually used it. Double oops. There
705        were also very few tests of studied patterns with pcre_dfa_exec().
707    27. If (?| is used to create subpatterns with duplicate numbers, they are now
708        allowed to have the same name, even if PCRE_DUPNAMES is not set. However,
709        on the other side of the coin, they are no longer allowed to have different
710        names, because these cannot be distinguished in PCRE, and this has caused
711        confusion. (This is a difference from Perl.)
713    28. When duplicate subpattern names are present (necessarily with different
714        numbers, as required by 27 above), and a test is made by name in a
715        conditional pattern, either for a subpattern having been matched, or for
716        recursion in such a pattern, all the associated numbered subpatterns are
717        tested, and the overall condition is true if the condition is true for any
718        one of them. This is the way Perl works, and is also more like the way
719        testing by number works.
722    Version 7.9 11-Apr-09
723    ---------------------
725    1.  When building with support for bzlib/zlib (pcregrep) and/or readline
726        (pcretest), all targets were linked against these libraries. This included
727        libpcre, libpcreposix, and libpcrecpp, even though they do not use these
728        libraries. This caused unwanted dependencies to be created. This problem
729        has been fixed, and now only pcregrep is linked with bzlib/zlib and only
730        pcretest is linked with readline.
732    2.  The "typedef int BOOL" in pcre_internal.h that was included inside the
733        "#ifndef FALSE" condition by an earlier change (probably 7.8/18) has been
734        moved outside it again, because FALSE and TRUE are already defined in AIX,
735        but BOOL is not.
737    3.  The pcre_config() function was treating the PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT and
738        PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT_RECURSION values as ints, when they should be long ints.
740    4.  The pcregrep documentation said spaces were inserted as well as colons (or
741        hyphens) following file names and line numbers when outputting matching
742        lines. This is not true; no spaces are inserted. I have also clarified the
743        wording for the --colour (or --color) option.
745    5.  In pcregrep, when --colour was used with -o, the list of matching strings
746        was not coloured; this is different to GNU grep, so I have changed it to be
747        the same.
749    6.  When --colo(u)r was used in pcregrep, only the first matching substring in
750        each matching line was coloured. Now it goes on to look for further matches
751        of any of the test patterns, which is the same behaviour as GNU grep.
753    7.  A pattern that could match an empty string could cause pcregrep to loop; it
754        doesn't make sense to accept an empty string match in pcregrep, so I have
755        locked it out (using PCRE's PCRE_NOTEMPTY option). By experiment, this
756        seems to be how GNU grep behaves.
758    8.  The pattern (?(?=.*b)b|^) was incorrectly compiled as "match must be at
759        start or after a newline", because the conditional assertion was not being
760        correctly handled. The rule now is that both the assertion and what follows
761        in the first alternative must satisfy the test.
763    9.  If auto-callout was enabled in a pattern with a conditional group whose
764        condition was an assertion, PCRE could crash during matching, both with
765        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec().
767    10. The PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY option was not working when pcre_dfa_exec() was
768        used for matching.
770    11. Unicode property support in character classes was not working for
771        characters (bytes) greater than 127 when not in UTF-8 mode.
773    12. Added the -M command line option to pcretest.
775    14. Added the non-standard REG_NOTEMPTY option to the POSIX interface.
777    15. Added the PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE match-time option.
779    16. Added comments and documentation about mis-use of no_arg in the C++
780        wrapper.
782    17. Implemented support for UTF-8 encoding in EBCDIC environments, a patch
783        from Martin Jerabek that uses macro names for all relevant character and
784        string constants.
786    18. Added to pcre_internal.h two configuration checks: (a) If both EBCDIC and
787        SUPPORT_UTF8 are set, give an error; (b) If SUPPORT_UCP is set without
788        SUPPORT_UTF8, define SUPPORT_UTF8. The "configure" script handles both of
789        these, but not everybody uses configure.
791    19. A conditional group that had only one branch was not being correctly
792        recognized as an item that could match an empty string. This meant that an
793        enclosing group might also not be so recognized, causing infinite looping
794        (and probably a segfault) for patterns such as ^"((?(?=[a])[^"])|b)*"$
795        with the subject "ab", where knowledge that the repeated group can match
796        nothing is needed in order to break the loop.
798    20. If a pattern that was compiled with callouts was matched using pcre_dfa_
799        exec(), but without supplying a callout function, matching went wrong.
801    21. If PCRE_ERROR_MATCHLIMIT occurred during a recursion, there was a memory
802        leak if the size of the offset vector was greater than 30. When the vector
803        is smaller, the saved offsets during recursion go onto a local stack
804        vector, but for larger vectors malloc() is used. It was failing to free
805        when the recursion yielded PCRE_ERROR_MATCH_LIMIT (or any other "abnormal"
806        error, in fact).
808    22. There was a missing #ifdef SUPPORT_UTF8 round one of the variables in the
809        heapframe that is used only when UTF-8 support is enabled. This caused no
810        problem, but was untidy.
812    23. Steven Van Ingelgem's patch to CMakeLists.txt to change the name
813        CMAKE_BINARY_DIR to PROJECT_BINARY_DIR so that it works when PCRE is
814        included within another project.
816    24. Steven Van Ingelgem's patches to add more options to the CMake support,
817        slightly modified by me:
819          (a) PCRE_BUILD_TESTS can be set OFF not to build the tests, including
820              not building pcregrep.
822          (b) PCRE_BUILD_PCREGREP can be see OFF not to build pcregrep, but only
823              if PCRE_BUILD_TESTS is also set OFF, because the tests use pcregrep.
825    25. Forward references, both numeric and by name, in patterns that made use of
826        duplicate group numbers, could behave incorrectly or give incorrect errors,
827        because when scanning forward to find the reference group, PCRE was not
828        taking into account the duplicate group numbers. A pattern such as
829        ^X(?3)(a)(?|(b)|(q))(Y) is an example.
831    26. Changed a few more instances of "const unsigned char *" to USPTR, making
832        the feature of a custom pointer more persuasive (as requested by a user).
834    27. Wrapped the definitions of fileno and isatty for Windows, which appear in
835        pcretest.c, inside #ifndefs, because it seems they are sometimes already
836        pre-defined.
838    28. Added support for (*UTF8) at the start of a pattern.
840    29. Arrange for flags added by the "release type" setting in CMake to be shown
841        in the configuration summary.
844    Version 7.8 05-Sep-08
845  ---------------------  ---------------------
847   1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one  1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
848      that is more "standard", making use of automake and other autotools. There      Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
849        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
850        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
851        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
852        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
854    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
855        scripts.
857    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
858        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
859        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
861    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
862        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
863        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
865    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
866        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
867        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
868        truncation.
870    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
872    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
873        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
875    8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
876        test 2 if it fails.
878    9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
879        and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
880        allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
882    10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
883        the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
885    11. An option change at the start of a pattern that had top-level alternatives
886        could cause overwriting and/or a crash. This command provoked a crash in
887        some environments:
889          printf "/(?i)[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbd]|[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbdA]/8\n" | pcretest
891        This potential security problem was recorded as CVE-2008-2371.
893    12. For a pattern where the match had to start at the beginning or immediately
894        after a newline (e.g /.*anything/ without the DOTALL flag), pcre_exec() and
895        pcre_dfa_exec() could read past the end of the passed subject if there was
896        no match. To help with detecting such bugs (e.g. with valgrind), I modified
897        pcretest so that it places the subject at the end of its malloc-ed buffer.
899    13. The change to pcretest in 12 above threw up a couple more cases when pcre_
900        exec() might read past the end of the data buffer in UTF-8 mode.
902    14. A similar bug to 7.3/2 existed when the PCRE_FIRSTLINE option was set and
903        the data contained the byte 0x85 as part of a UTF-8 character within its
904        first line. This applied both to normal and DFA matching.
906    15. Lazy qualifiers were not working in some cases in UTF-8 mode. For example,
907        /^[^d]*?$/8 failed to match "abc".
909    16. Added a missing copyright notice to pcrecpp_internal.h.
911    17. Make it more clear in the documentation that values returned from
912        pcre_exec() in ovector are byte offsets, not character counts.
914    18. Tidied a few places to stop certain compilers from issuing warnings.
916    19. Updated the Virtual Pascal + BCC files to compile the latest v7.7, as
917        supplied by Stefan Weber. I made a further small update for 7.8 because
918        there is a change of source arrangements: the pcre_searchfuncs.c module is
919        replaced by pcre_ucd.c.
922    Version 7.7 07-May-08
923    ---------------------
925    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
926        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
927        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
929    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
930        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
931        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
933    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
934        Lopes.
936    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
938        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
939            of files, instead of just to the final components.
941        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
942            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
943            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
944            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
945            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
946            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
948    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
949        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
951    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
952        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
953        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
955    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
956        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
958    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
959        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
960        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
962    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
964    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
965        matching function regexec().
967    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
968        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
969        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
970        Oniguruma does).
972    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
973        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
974        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
975        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
976        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
977        time.
979    13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
980        to the way PCRE behaves:
982        (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
984        (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
985            (Perl fails the current match path).
987        (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
988            first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
989            Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
990            never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
991            The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
992            of the DOTALL setting.
994    14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
995        non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
996        containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
997        non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
998        compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
999        existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
1000        the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
1001        was subsequently set up correctly.)
1003    15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
1004        it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
1005        other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
1006        (*FAIL).
1008    16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
1009        OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
1010        cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
1011        improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
1012        OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
1013        on the OP_ANY path.
1015    17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
1016        following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
1017        HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
1019    18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
1020        ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
1021        requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
1022        Daniel Bergström.
1024    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
1025        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
1026        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
1027        spotting this.
1030    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
1031    ---------------------
1033    1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
1034        codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
1035        overflow.
1037    2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
1038        HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
1040    3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
1041        bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
1043        - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
1044        - Fixed a problem with static linking.
1045        - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
1046        - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
1047        - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
1048            HAVE_LONG_LONG.
1049        - Added readline support for pcretest.
1050        - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
1052    4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
1053        "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
1054        Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
1055        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
1056        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
1057        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
1058        Configure/Make.
1060    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
1061        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
1062        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
1063        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
1065    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
1066        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
1067        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
1069    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
1070        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
1071        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
1072        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
1073        trouble in some build environments.
1075    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
1078    Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
1079    ---------------------
1081    1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
1082        values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
1084    2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
1085        Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
1086        included.
1088    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
1089        [:^space:].
1091    4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
1092        defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
1093        I have changed it.
1095    5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
1096        first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
1097        first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
1098        length check was missing). Both these problems are fixed. "Subpattern name
1099        expected" is now given for (?&) (a zero-length name), and this patch also
1100        makes it give the same error for \k'' (previously it complained that that
1101        was a reference to a non-existent subpattern).
1103    6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;
1104        this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by
1105        digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.
1107    7.  Patterns such as (?(1)a|b) (a pattern that contains fewer subpatterns
1108        than the number used in the conditional) now cause a compile-time error.
1109        This is actually not compatible with Perl, which accepts such patterns, but
1110        treats the conditional as always being FALSE (as PCRE used to), but it
1111        seems to me that giving a diagnostic is better.
1113    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
1114        and messages.
1116    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
1117        "backspace".
1119    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
1120        was moved elsewhere).
1122    11. The program that makes PCRE's Unicode character property table had a bug
1123        which caused it to generate incorrect table entries for sequences of
1124        characters that have the same character type, but are in different scripts.
1125        It amalgamated them into a single range, with the script of the first of
1126        them. In other words, some characters were in the wrong script. There were
1127        thirteen such cases, affecting characters in the following ranges:
1129          U+002b0 - U+002c1
1130          U+0060c - U+0060d
1131          U+0061e - U+00612
1132          U+0064b - U+0065e
1133          U+0074d - U+0076d
1134          U+01800 - U+01805
1135          U+01d00 - U+01d77
1136          U+01d9b - U+01dbf
1137          U+0200b - U+0200f
1138          U+030fc - U+030fe
1139          U+03260 - U+0327f
1140          U+0fb46 - U+0fbb1
1141          U+10450 - U+1049d
1143    12. The -o option (show only the matching part of a line) for pcregrep was not
1144        compatible with GNU grep in that, if there was more than one match in a
1145        line, it showed only the first of them. It now behaves in the same way as
1146        GNU grep.
1148    13. If the -o and -v options were combined for pcregrep, it printed a blank
1149        line for every non-matching line. GNU grep prints nothing, and pcregrep now
1150        does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
1151        non-matching lines.
1153    14. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
1155    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
1156        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
1157        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
1158        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
1160    16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
1161        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
1162        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
1164    17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
1165        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
1166        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
1167        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
1168        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
1170    18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
1172    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
1174    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
1175        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
1176        double what it should be. I removed one of the increments, but Craig sent a
1177        later patch that removed the other one (the right fix) and added unit tests
1178        that check the return values (which was not done before).
1180    21. Several CMake things:
1182        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
1183            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
1185        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
1186            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
1190    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
1191        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
1192        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
1193        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
1194        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
1195        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
1196        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
1198    23. PCRE was behaving differently from Perl in the way it recognized POSIX
1199        character classes. PCRE was not treating the sequence [:...:] as a
1200        character class unless the ... were all letters. Perl, however, seems to
1201        allow any characters between [: and :], though of course it rejects as
1202        unknown any "names" that contain non-letters, because all the known class
1203        names consist only of letters. Thus, Perl gives an error for [[:1234:]],
1204        for example, whereas PCRE did not - it did not recognize a POSIX character
1205        class. This seemed a bit dangerous, so the code has been changed to be
1206        closer to Perl. The behaviour is not identical to Perl, because PCRE will
1207        diagnose an unknown class for, for example, [[:l\ower:]] where Perl will
1208        treat it as [[:lower:]]. However, PCRE does now give "unknown" errors where
1209        Perl does, and where it didn't before.
1211    24. Rewrite so as to remove the single use of %n from pcregrep because in some
1212        Windows environments %n is disabled by default.
1215    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
1216    ---------------------
1218    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
1219        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
1220        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
1221        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
1222        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
1223        encountered.
1225    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
1226        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
1227        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
1228        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
1229        bits.
1231    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
1232        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
1233        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
1234        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
1235        start sets both bits.
1237    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
1238        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
1240    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
1242    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
1243        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
1245    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
1246        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
1247        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
1248        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
1250    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
1251        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
1253    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
1254        sequence off the lines that it output.
1256    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
1257        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
1258        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
1259        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
1260        dramatic:
1262          Originally:                          290
1263          After changing UCP table:            187
1264          After changing error message table:   43
1265          After changing table of "verbs"       36
1266          After changing table of Posix names   22
1268        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
1270    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
1271        unicode-properties was also set.
1273    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
1275    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
1276        checked only for CRLF.
1278    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
1280    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
1282    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
1283        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
1284        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
1286    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
1287        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
1290    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
1291    ---------------------
1293     1. In the rejigging of the build system that eventually resulted in 7.1, the
1294        line "#include <pcre.h>" was included in pcre_internal.h. The use of angle
1295        brackets there is not right, since it causes compilers to look for an
1296        installed pcre.h, not the version that is in the source that is being
1297        compiled (which of course may be different). I have changed it back to:
1299          #include "pcre.h"
1301        I have a vague recollection that the change was concerned with compiling in
1302        different directories, but in the new build system, that is taken care of
1303        by the VPATH setting the Makefile.
1305     2. The pattern .*$ when run in not-DOTALL UTF-8 mode with newline=any failed
1306        when the subject happened to end in the byte 0x85 (e.g. if the last
1307        character was \x{1ec5}). *Character* 0x85 is one of the "any" newline
1308        characters but of course it shouldn't be taken as a newline when it is part
1309        of another character. The bug was that, for an unlimited repeat of . in
1310        not-DOTALL UTF-8 mode, PCRE was advancing by bytes rather than by
1311        characters when looking for a newline.
1313     3. A small performance improvement in the DOTALL UTF-8 mode .* case.
1315     4. Debugging: adjusted the names of opcodes for different kinds of parentheses
1316        in debug output.
1318     5. Arrange to use "%I64d" instead of "%lld" and "%I64u" instead of "%llu" for
1319        long printing in the pcrecpp unittest when running under MinGW.
1321     6. ESC_K was left out of the EBCDIC table.
1323     7. Change 7.0/38 introduced a new limit on the number of nested non-capturing
1324        parentheses; I made it 1000, which seemed large enough. Unfortunately, the
1325        limit also applies to "virtual nesting" when a pattern is recursive, and in
1326        this case 1000 isn't so big. I have been able to remove this limit at the
1327        expense of backing off one optimization in certain circumstances. Normally,
1328        when pcre_exec() would call its internal match() function recursively and
1329        immediately return the result unconditionally, it uses a "tail recursion"
1330        feature to save stack. However, when a subpattern that can match an empty
1331        string has an unlimited repetition quantifier, it no longer makes this
1332        optimization. That gives it a stack frame in which to save the data for
1333        checking that an empty string has been matched. Previously this was taken
1334        from the 1000-entry workspace that had been reserved. So now there is no
1335        explicit limit, but more stack is used.
1337     8. Applied Daniel's patches to solve problems with the import/export magic
1338        syntax that is required for Windows, and which was going wrong for the
1339        pcreposix and pcrecpp parts of the library. These were overlooked when this
1340        problem was solved for the main library.
1342     9. There were some crude static tests to avoid integer overflow when computing
1343        the size of patterns that contain repeated groups with explicit upper
1344        limits. As the maximum quantifier is 65535, the maximum group length was
1345        set at 30,000 so that the product of these two numbers did not overflow a
1346        32-bit integer. However, it turns out that people want to use groups that
1347        are longer than 30,000 bytes (though not repeat them that many times).
1348        Change 7.0/17 (the refactoring of the way the pattern size is computed) has
1349        made it possible to implement the integer overflow checks in a much more
1350        dynamic way, which I have now done. The artificial limitation on group
1351        length has been removed - we now have only the limit on the total length of
1352        the compiled pattern, which depends on the LINK_SIZE setting.
1354    10. Fixed a bug in the documentation for get/copy named substring when
1355        duplicate names are permitted. If none of the named substrings are set, the
1356        functions return PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING (7); the doc said they returned an
1357        empty string.
1359    11. Because Perl interprets \Q...\E at a high level, and ignores orphan \E
1360        instances, patterns such as [\Q\E] or [\E] or even [^\E] cause an error,
1361        because the ] is interpreted as the first data character and the
1362        terminating ] is not found. PCRE has been made compatible with Perl in this
1363        regard. Previously, it interpreted [\Q\E] as an empty class, and [\E] could
1364        cause memory overwriting.
1366    10. Like Perl, PCRE automatically breaks an unlimited repeat after an empty
1367        string has been matched (to stop an infinite loop). It was not recognizing
1368        a conditional subpattern that could match an empty string if that
1369        subpattern was within another subpattern. For example, it looped when
1370        trying to match  (((?(1)X|))*)  but it was OK with  ((?(1)X|)*)  where the
1371        condition was not nested. This bug has been fixed.
1373    12. A pattern like \X?\d or \P{L}?\d in non-UTF-8 mode could cause a backtrack
1374        past the start of the subject in the presence of bytes with the top bit
1375        set, for example "\x8aBCD".
1377    13. Added Perl 5.10 experimental backtracking controls (*FAIL), (*F), (*PRUNE),
1378        (*SKIP), (*THEN), (*COMMIT), and (*ACCEPT).
1380    14. Optimized (?!) to (*FAIL).
1382    15. Updated the test for a valid UTF-8 string to conform to the later RFC 3629.
1383        This restricts code points to be within the range 0 to 0x10FFFF, excluding
1384        the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the
1385        full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still
1386        does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.
1388    16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)
1389        processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during
1390        backslash processing.
1392    17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)
1393        for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".
1395    18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"
1396        caused an overrun.
1398    19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with
1399        something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an
1400        unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see
1401        whether the group could match an empty string).
1403    20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,
1404        [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)
1406    21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.
1408    22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory
1409        reference during compilation.
1411    23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled
1412        expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look
1413        behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was
1414        present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared
1415        with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along
1416        the compiled data. Specifically:
1418        (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed
1419            length.
1421        (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or
1422            loops.
1424        (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect
1425            "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.
1427        (d) A pattern like (\P{Yi}{2}\277)? could loop at compile time.
1429    24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte
1430        characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").
1432    25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
1434    26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
1435        character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
1437    27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
1438        \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
1440    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
1441        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
1442        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
1443        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
1444        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
1445        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
1446        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
1447        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
1448        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
1449        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
1450        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
1452    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
1455    Version 7.2 19-Jun-07
1456    ---------------------
1458     1. If the fr_FR locale cannot be found for test 3, try the "french" locale,
1459        which is apparently normally available under Windows.
1461     2. Re-jig the pcregrep tests with different newline settings in an attempt
1462        to make them independent of the local environment's newline setting.
1464     3. Add code to configure.ac to remove -g from the CFLAGS default settings.
1466     4. Some of the "internals" tests were previously cut out when the link size
1467        was not 2, because the output contained actual offsets. The recent new
1468        "Z" feature of pcretest means that these can be cut out, making the tests
1469        usable with all link sizes.
1471     5. Implemented Stan Switzer's goto replacement for longjmp() when not using
1472        stack recursion. This gives a massive performance boost under BSD, but just
1473        a small improvement under Linux. However, it saves one field in the frame
1474        in all cases.
1476     6. Added more features from the forthcoming Perl 5.10:
1478        (a) (?-n) (where n is a string of digits) is a relative subroutine or
1479            recursion call. It refers to the nth most recently opened parentheses.
1481        (b) (?+n) is also a relative subroutine call; it refers to the nth next
1482            to be opened parentheses.
1484        (c) Conditions that refer to capturing parentheses can be specified
1485            relatively, for example, (?(-2)... or (?(+3)...
1487        (d) \K resets the start of the current match so that everything before
1488            is not part of it.
1490        (e) \k{name} is synonymous with \k<name> and \k'name' (.NET compatible).
1492        (f) \g{name} is another synonym - part of Perl 5.10's unification of
1493            reference syntax.
1495        (g) (?| introduces a group in which the numbering of parentheses in each
1496            alternative starts with the same number.
1498        (h) \h, \H, \v, and \V match horizontal and vertical whitespace.
1500     7. Added two new calls to pcre_fullinfo(): PCRE_INFO_OKPARTIAL and
1503     8. A pattern such as  (.*(.)?)*  caused pcre_exec() to fail by either not
1504        terminating or by crashing. Diagnosed by Viktor Griph; it was in the code
1505        for detecting groups that can match an empty string.
1507     9. A pattern with a very large number of alternatives (more than several
1508        hundred) was running out of internal workspace during the pre-compile
1509        phase, where pcre_compile() figures out how much memory will be needed. A
1510        bit of new cunning has reduced the workspace needed for groups with
1511        alternatives. The 1000-alternative test pattern now uses 12 bytes of
1512        workspace instead of running out of the 4096 that are available.
1514    10. Inserted some missing (unsigned int) casts to get rid of compiler warnings.
1516    11. Applied patch from Google to remove an optimization that didn't quite work.
1517        The report of the bug said:
1519          pcrecpp::RE("a*").FullMatch("aaa") matches, while
1520          pcrecpp::RE("a*?").FullMatch("aaa") does not, and
1521          pcrecpp::RE("a*?\\z").FullMatch("aaa") does again.
1523    12. If \p or \P was used in non-UTF-8 mode on a character greater than 127
1524        it matched the wrong number of bytes.
1527    Version 7.1 24-Apr-07
1528    ---------------------
1530     1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one
1531        that is more "standard", making use of automake and other Autotools. There
1532      is some re-arrangement of the files and adjustment of comments consequent      is some re-arrangement of the files and adjustment of comments consequent
1533      on this.      on this.
1535   2. Part of the patch fixed a problem with the pcregrep tests. The test of -r   2. Part of the patch fixed a problem with the pcregrep tests. The test of -r
1536      for recursive directory scanning broke on some systems because the files      for recursive directory scanning broke on some systems because the files
1537      are not scanned in any specific order and on different systems the order      are not scanned in any specific order and on different systems the order
1538      was different. A call to "sort" has been inserted into RunGrepTest for the      was different. A call to "sort" has been inserted into RunGrepTest for the
1539      approprate test as a short-term fix. In the longer term there may be an      approprate test as a short-term fix. In the longer term there may be an
1540      alternative.      alternative.
1542   3. I had an email from Eric Raymond about problems translating some of PCRE's   3. I had an email from Eric Raymond about problems translating some of PCRE's
1543      man pages to HTML (despite the fact that I distribute HTML pages, some      man pages to HTML (despite the fact that I distribute HTML pages, some
1544      people do their own conversions for various reasons). The problems      people do their own conversions for various reasons). The problems
1545      concerned the use of low-level troff macros .br and .in. I have therefore      concerned the use of low-level troff macros .br and .in. I have therefore
1546      removed all such uses from the man pages (some were redundant, some could      removed all such uses from the man pages (some were redundant, some could
1547      be replaced by .nf/.fi pairs). The maintain/132html script that I use to      be replaced by .nf/.fi pairs). The 132html script that I use to generate
1548      generate HTML has been updated to handle .nf/.fi and to complain if it      HTML has been updated to handle .nf/.fi and to complain if it encounters
1549      encounters .br or .in.      .br or .in.
1551   4. Updated comments in configure.ac that get placed in config.h.in and also   4. Updated comments in configure.ac that get placed in config.h.in and also
1552      arranged for config.h to be included in the distribution, for the benefit      arranged for config.h to be included in the distribution, with the name
1553      of those who have to compile without Autotools (compare pcre.h).      config.h.generic, for the benefit of those who have to compile without
1554        Autotools (compare pcre.h, which is now distributed as pcre.h.generic).
1555   5. Updated the support (such as it is) for Virtual Pascal, thanks to Stefan  
1556      Weber: (1) pcre_internal.h was missing some function renames; (2) updated   5. Updated the support (such as it is) for Virtual Pascal, thanks to Stefan
1557      makevp.bat for the current PCRE, using the additional files !compile.txt,      Weber: (1) pcre_internal.h was missing some function renames; (2) updated
1558      !linklib.txt, and pcregexp.pas.      makevp.bat for the current PCRE, using the additional files
1559        makevp_c.txt, makevp_l.txt, and pcregexp.pas.
1561     6. A Windows user reported a minor discrepancy with test 2, which turned out
1562        to be caused by a trailing space on an input line that had got lost in his
1563        copy. The trailing space was an accident, so I've just removed it.
1565     7. Add -Wl,-R... flags in pcre-config.in for *BSD* systems, as I'm told
1566        that is needed.
1568     8. Mark ucp_table (in ucptable.h) and ucp_gentype (in pcre_ucp_searchfuncs.c)
1569        as "const" (a) because they are and (b) because it helps the PHP
1570        maintainers who have recently made a script to detect big data structures
1571        in the php code that should be moved to the .rodata section. I remembered
1572        to update Builducptable as well, so it won't revert if ucptable.h is ever
1573        re-created.
1575     9. Added some extra #ifdef SUPPORT_UTF8 conditionals into pcretest.c,
1576        pcre_printint.src, pcre_compile.c, pcre_study.c, and pcre_tables.c, in
1577        order to be able to cut out the UTF-8 tables in the latter when UTF-8
1578        support is not required. This saves 1.5-2K of code, which is important in
1579        some applications.
1581        Later: more #ifdefs are needed in pcre_ord2utf8.c and pcre_valid_utf8.c
1582        so as not to refer to the tables, even though these functions will never be
1583        called when UTF-8 support is disabled. Otherwise there are problems with a
1584        shared library.
1586    10. Fixed two bugs in the emulated memmove() function in pcre_internal.h:
1588        (a) It was defining its arguments as char * instead of void *.
1590        (b) It was assuming that all moves were upwards in memory; this was true
1591            a long time ago when I wrote it, but is no longer the case.
1593        The emulated memove() is provided for those environments that have neither
1594        memmove() nor bcopy(). I didn't think anyone used it these days, but that
1595        is clearly not the case, as these two bugs were recently reported.
1597    11. The script PrepareRelease is now distributed: it calls 132html, CleanTxt,
1598        and Detrail to create the HTML documentation, the .txt form of the man
1599        pages, and it removes trailing spaces from listed files. It also creates
1600        pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic from pcre.h and config.h. In the latter
1601        case, it wraps all the #defines with #ifndefs. This script should be run
1602        before "make dist".
1604    12. Fixed two fairly obscure bugs concerned with quantified caseless matching
1605        with Unicode property support.
1607        (a) For a maximizing quantifier, if the two different cases of the
1608            character were of different lengths in their UTF-8 codings (there are
1609            some cases like this - I found 11), and the matching function had to
1610            back up over a mixture of the two cases, it incorrectly assumed they
1611            were both the same length.
1613        (b) When PCRE was configured to use the heap rather than the stack for
1614            recursion during matching, it was not correctly preserving the data for
1615            the other case of a UTF-8 character when checking ahead for a match
1616            while processing a minimizing repeat. If the check also involved
1617            matching a wide character, but failed, corruption could cause an
1618            erroneous result when trying to check for a repeat of the original
1619            character.
1621    13. Some tidying changes to the testing mechanism:
1623        (a) The RunTest script now detects the internal link size and whether there
1624            is UTF-8 and UCP support by running ./pcretest -C instead of relying on
1625            values substituted by "configure". (The RunGrepTest script already did
1626            this for UTF-8.) The configure.ac script no longer substitutes the
1627            relevant variables.
1629        (b) The debugging options /B and /D in pcretest show the compiled bytecode
1630            with length and offset values. This means that the output is different
1631            for different internal link sizes. Test 2 is skipped for link sizes
1632            other than 2 because of this, bypassing the problem. Unfortunately,
1633            there was also a test in test 3 (the locale tests) that used /B and
1634            failed for link sizes other than 2. Rather than cut the whole test out,
1635            I have added a new /Z option to pcretest that replaces the length and
1636            offset values with spaces. This is now used to make test 3 independent
1637            of link size. (Test 2 will be tidied up later.)
1639    14. If erroroffset was passed as NULL to pcre_compile, it provoked a
1640        segmentation fault instead of returning the appropriate error message.
1642    15. In multiline mode when the newline sequence was set to "any", the pattern
1643        ^$ would give a match between the \r and \n of a subject such as "A\r\nB".
1644        This doesn't seem right; it now treats the CRLF combination as the line
1645        ending, and so does not match in that case. It's only a pattern such as ^$
1646        that would hit this one: something like ^ABC$ would have failed after \r
1647        and then tried again after \r\n.
1649    16. Changed the comparison command for RunGrepTest from "diff -u" to "diff -ub"
1650        in an attempt to make files that differ only in their line terminators
1651        compare equal. This works on Linux.
1653    17. Under certain error circumstances pcregrep might try to free random memory
1654        as it exited. This is now fixed, thanks to valgrind.
1656    19. In pcretest, if the pattern /(?m)^$/g<any> was matched against the string
1657        "abc\r\n\r\n", it found an unwanted second match after the second \r. This
1658        was because its rules for how to advance for /g after matching an empty
1659        string at the end of a line did not allow for this case. They now check for
1660        it specially.
1662    20. pcretest is supposed to handle patterns and data of any length, by
1663        extending its buffers when necessary. It was getting this wrong when the
1664        buffer for a data line had to be extended.
1666    21. Added PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF which is like ANY, but matches only CR, LF, or
1667        CRLF as a newline sequence.
1669    22. Code for handling Unicode properties in pcre_dfa_exec() wasn't being cut
1670        out by #ifdef SUPPORT_UCP. This did no harm, as it could never be used, but
1671        I have nevertheless tidied it up.
1673    23. Added some casts to kill warnings from HP-UX ia64 compiler.
1675    24. Added a man page for pcre-config.
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