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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.3 09-Aug-07  Version 7.7 05-Mar-08
5    ---------------------
7    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
8        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
9        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
11    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
12        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
13        it in the RE class.
15    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
16        Lopes.
18    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
20        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
21            of files, instead of just to the final components.
23        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
24            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
25            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
26            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
27            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
28            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
30    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
31        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
33    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
34        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
35        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
38    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
39    ---------------------
41    1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
42        codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
43        overflow.
45    2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
46        HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
48    3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
49        bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
51        - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
52        - Fixed a problem with static linking.
53        - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
54        - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
55        - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
56            HAVE_LONG_LONG.
57        - Added readline support for pcretest.
58        - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
60    4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
61        "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
62        Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
63        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
64        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
65        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
66        Configure/Make.
68    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
69        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
70        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
71        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
73    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
74        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
75        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
77    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
78        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
79        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
80        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
81        trouble in some build environments.
83    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
86    Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
87    ---------------------
89    1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
90        values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
92    2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
93        Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
94        included.
96    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
97        [:^space:].
99    4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
100        defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
101        I have changed it.
103    5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
104        first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
105        first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
106        length check was missing). Both these problems are fixed. "Subpattern name
107        expected" is now given for (?&) (a zero-length name), and this patch also
108        makes it give the same error for \k'' (previously it complained that that
109        was a reference to a non-existent subpattern).
111    6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;
112        this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by
113        digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.
115    7.  Patterns such as (?(1)a|b) (a pattern that contains fewer subpatterns
116        than the number used in the conditional) now cause a compile-time error.
117        This is actually not compatible with Perl, which accepts such patterns, but
118        treats the conditional as always being FALSE (as PCRE used to), but it
119        seems to me that giving a diagnostic is better.
121    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
122        and messages.
124    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
125        "backspace".
127    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
128        was moved elsewhere).
130    11. The program that makes PCRE's Unicode character property table had a bug
131        which caused it to generate incorrect table entries for sequences of
132        characters that have the same character type, but are in different scripts.
133        It amalgamated them into a single range, with the script of the first of
134        them. In other words, some characters were in the wrong script. There were
135        thirteen such cases, affecting characters in the following ranges:
137          U+002b0 - U+002c1
138          U+0060c - U+0060d
139          U+0061e - U+00612
140          U+0064b - U+0065e
141          U+0074d - U+0076d
142          U+01800 - U+01805
143          U+01d00 - U+01d77
144          U+01d9b - U+01dbf
145          U+0200b - U+0200f
146          U+030fc - U+030fe
147          U+03260 - U+0327f
148          U+0fb46 - U+0fbb1
149          U+10450 - U+1049d
151    12. The -o option (show only the matching part of a line) for pcregrep was not
152        compatible with GNU grep in that, if there was more than one match in a
153        line, it showed only the first of them. It now behaves in the same way as
154        GNU grep.
156    13. If the -o and -v options were combined for pcregrep, it printed a blank
157        line for every non-matching line. GNU grep prints nothing, and pcregrep now
158        does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
159        non-matching lines.
161    14. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
163    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
164        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
165        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
166        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
168    16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
169        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
170        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
172    17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
173        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
174        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
175        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
176        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
178    18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
180    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
182    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
183        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
184        double what it should be. I removed one of the increments, but Craig sent a
185        later patch that removed the other one (the right fix) and added unit tests
186        that check the return values (which was not done before).
188    21. Several CMake things:
190        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
191            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
193        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
194            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
198    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
199        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
200        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
201        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
202        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
203        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
204        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
206    23. PCRE was behaving differently from Perl in the way it recognized POSIX
207        character classes. PCRE was not treating the sequence [:...:] as a
208        character class unless the ... were all letters. Perl, however, seems to
209        allow any characters between [: and :], though of course it rejects as
210        unknown any "names" that contain non-letters, because all the known class
211        names consist only of letters. Thus, Perl gives an error for [[:1234:]],
212        for example, whereas PCRE did not - it did not recognize a POSIX character
213        class. This seemed a bit dangerous, so the code has been changed to be
214        closer to Perl. The behaviour is not identical to Perl, because PCRE will
215        diagnose an unknown class for, for example, [[:l\ower:]] where Perl will
216        treat it as [[:lower:]]. However, PCRE does now give "unknown" errors where
217        Perl does, and where it didn't before.
219    24. Rewrite so as to remove the single use of %n from pcregrep because in some
220        Windows environments %n is disabled by default.
223    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
224    ---------------------
226    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
227        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
228        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
229        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
230        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
231        encountered.
233    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
234        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
235        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
236        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
237        bits.
239    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
240        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
241        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
242        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
243        start sets both bits.
245    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
246        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
248    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
250    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
251        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
253    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
254        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
255        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
256        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
258    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
259        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
261    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
262        sequence off the lines that it output.
264    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
265        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
266        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
267        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
268        dramatic:
270          Originally:                          290
271          After changing UCP table:            187
272          After changing error message table:   43
273          After changing table of "verbs"       36
274          After changing table of Posix names   22
276        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
278    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
279        unicode-properties was also set.
281    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
283    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
284        checked only for CRLF.
286    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
288    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
290    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
291        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
292        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
294    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
295        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
298    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
299  ---------------------  ---------------------
301   1. In the rejigging of the build system that eventually resulted in 7.1, the   1. In the rejigging of the build system that eventually resulted in 7.1, the
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392      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the
393      full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still      full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still
394      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.
396  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)
397      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during
398      backslash processing.      backslash processing.
400  17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)  17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)
401      for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".      for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".
403  18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"  18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"
404      caused an overrun.      caused an overrun.
406  19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with  19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with
407      something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an      something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an
408      unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see      unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see
409      whether the group could match an empty string).      whether the group could match an empty string).
411    20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,
412        [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)
414    21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.
416    22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory
417        reference during compilation.
419    23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled
420        expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look
421        behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was
422        present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared
423        with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along
424        the compiled data. Specifically:
426        (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed
427            length.
429        (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or
430            loops.
432        (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect
433            "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.
435        (d) A pattern like (\P{Yi}{2}\277)? could loop at compile time.
437    24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte
438        characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").
440    25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
442    26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
443        character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
445    27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
446        \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
448    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
449        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
450        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
451        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
452        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
453        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
454        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
455        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
456        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
457        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
458        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
460    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
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