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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 8.31  Version 8.33 28-April-2013
5    --------------------------
7    1.  Added 'U' to some constants that are compared to unsigned integers, to
8        avoid compiler signed/unsigned warnings. Added (int) casts to unsigned
9        variables that are added to signed variables, to ensure the result is
10        signed and can be negated.
12    2.  Applied patch by Daniel Richard G for quashing MSVC warnings to the
13        CMake config files.
15    3.  Revise the creation of config.h.generic so that all boolean macros are
16        #undefined, whereas non-boolean macros are #ifndef/#endif-ed. This makes
17        overriding via -D on the command line possible.
19    4.  Changing the definition of the variable "op" in pcre_exec.c from pcre_uchar
20        to unsigned int is reported to make a quite noticeable speed difference in
21        a specific Windows environment. Testing on Linux did also appear to show
22        some benefit (and it is clearly not harmful). Also fixed the definition of
23        Xop which should be unsigned.
25    5.  Related to (4), changing the definition of the intermediate variable cc
26        in repeated character loops from pcre_uchar to pcre_uint32 also gave speed
27        improvements.
29    6.  Fix forward search in JIT when link size is 3 or greater. Also removed some
30        unnecessary spaces.
32    7.  Adjust autogen.sh and configure.ac to lose warnings given by automake 1.12
33        and later.
35    8.  Fix two buffer over read issues in 16 and 32 bit modes. Affects JIT only.
37    9.  Optimizing fast_forward_start_bits in JIT.
39    10. Adding experimental support for callouts in JIT, and fixing some
40        issues revealed during this work. Namely:
42        (a) Unoptimized capturing brackets incorrectly reset on backtrack.
44        (b) Minimum length was not checked before the matching is started.
46    11. The value of capture_last that is passed to callouts was incorrect in some
47        cases when there was a capture on one path that was subsequently abandoned
48        after a backtrack. Also, the capture_last value is now reset after a
49        recursion, since all captures are also reset in this case.
51    12. The interpreter no longer returns the "too many substrings" error in the
52        case when an overflowing capture is in a branch that is subsequently
53        abandoned after a backtrack.
55    13. In the pathological case when an offset vector of size 2 is used, pcretest
56        now prints out the matched string after a yield of 0 or 1.
58    14. Inlining subpatterns in recursions, when certain conditions are fulfilled.
59        Only supported by the JIT compiler at the moment.
61    15. JIT compiler now supports 32 bit Macs thanks to Lawrence Velazquez.
63    16. Partial matches now set offsets[2] to the "bumpalong" value, that is, the
64        offset of the starting point of the matching process, provided the offsets
65        vector is large enough.
67    17. The \A escape now records a lookbehind value of 1, though its execution
68        does not actually inspect the previous character. This is to ensure that,
69        in partial multi-segment matching, at least one character from the old
70        segment is retained when a new segment is processed. Otherwise, if there
71        are no lookbehinds in the pattern, \A might match incorrectly at the start
72        of a new segment.
74    18. Added some #ifdef __VMS code into pcretest.c to help VMS implementations.
76    19. Redefined some pcre_uchar variables in pcre_exec.c as pcre_uint32; this
77        gives some modest performance improvement in 8-bit mode.
79    20. Added the PCRE-specific property \p{Xuc} for matching characters that can
80        be expressed in certain programming languages using Universal Character
81        Names.
83    21. Unicode validation has been updated in the light of Unicode Corrigendum #9,
84        which points out that "non characters" are not "characters that may not
85        appear in Unicode strings" but rather "characters that are reserved for
86        internal use and have only local meaning".
88    22. When a pattern was compiled with automatic callouts (PCRE_AUTO_CALLOUT) and
89        there was a conditional group that depended on an assertion, if the
90        assertion was false, the callout that immediately followed the alternation
91        in the condition was skipped when pcre_exec() was used for matching.
93    23. Allow an explicit callout to be inserted before an assertion that is the
94        condition for a conditional group, for compatibility with automatic
95        callouts, which always insert a callout at this point.
97    24. In 8.31, (*COMMIT) was confined to within a recursive subpattern. Perl also
98        confines (*SKIP) and (*PRUNE) in the same way, and this has now been done.
100    25. (*PRUNE) is now supported by the JIT compiler.
102    26. Fix infinite loop when /(?<=(*SKIP)ac)a/ is matched against aa.
104    27. Fix the case where there are two or more SKIPs with arguments that may be
105        ignored.
107    28. (*SKIP) is now supported by the JIT compiler.
109    29. (*THEN) is now supported by the JIT compiler.
111    30. Update RunTest with additional test selector options.
113    31. The way PCRE handles backtracking verbs has been changed in two ways.
115        (1) Previously, in something like (*COMMIT)(*SKIP), COMMIT would override
116        SKIP. Now, PCRE acts on whichever backtracking verb is reached first by
117        backtracking. In some cases this makes it more Perl-compatible, but Perl's
118        rather obscure rules do not always do the same thing.
120        (2) Previously, backtracking verbs were confined within assertions. This is
121        no longer the case for positive assertions, except for (*ACCEPT). Again,
122        this sometimes improves Perl compatibility, and sometimes does not.
124    32. A number of tests that were in test 2 because Perl did things differently
125        have been moved to test 1, because either Perl or PCRE has changed, and
126        these tests are now compatible.
128    32. Control verbs are handled in the same way in JIT and interpreter.
130    33. An opening parenthesis in a MARK/PRUNE/SKIP/THEN name in a pattern that
131        contained a forward subroutine reference caused a compile error.
133    34. Auto-detect and optimize limited repetitions in JIT.
135    35. Implement PCRE_NEVER_UTF to lock out the use of UTF, in particular,
136        blocking (*UTF) etc.
138    36. In the interpreter, maximizing pattern repetitions for characters and
139        character types now use tail recursion, which reduces stack usage.
141    37. The value of the max lookbehind was not correctly preserved if a compiled
142        and saved regex was reloaded on a host of different endianness.
144    38. Implemented (*LIMIT_MATCH) and (*LIMIT_RECURSION). As part of the extension
145        of the compiled pattern block, expand the flags field from 16 to 32 bits
146        because it was almost full.
148    39. Try madvise first before posix_madvise.
151    Version 8.32 30-November-2012
152  -----------------------------  -----------------------------
154    1.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for first character search and single
155        character iterators.
157    2.  Supporting IBM XL C compilers for PPC architectures in the JIT compiler.
158        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
160    3.  Single character iterator optimizations in the JIT compiler.
162    4.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for character ranges.
164    5.  Rename the "leave" variable names to "quit" to improve WinCE compatibility.
165        Reported by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
167    6.  The PCRE_STARTLINE bit, indicating that a match can occur only at the start
168        of a line, was being set incorrectly in cases where .* appeared inside
169        atomic brackets at the start of a pattern, or where there was a subsequent
170        *PRUNE or *SKIP.
172    7.  Improved instruction cache flush for POWER/PowerPC.
173        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
175    8.  Fixed a number of issues in pcregrep, making it more compatible with GNU
176        grep:
178        (a) There is now no limit to the number of patterns to be matched.
180        (b) An error is given if a pattern is too long.
182        (c) Multiple uses of --exclude, --exclude-dir, --include, and --include-dir
183            are now supported.
185        (d) --exclude-from and --include-from (multiple use) have been added.
187        (e) Exclusions and inclusions now apply to all files and directories, not
188            just to those obtained from scanning a directory recursively.
190        (f) Multiple uses of -f and --file-list are now supported.
192        (g) In a Windows environment, the default for -d has been changed from
193            "read" (the GNU grep default) to "skip", because otherwise the presence
194            of a directory in the file list provokes an error.
196        (h) The documentation has been revised and clarified in places.
198    9.  Improve the matching speed of capturing brackets.
200    10. Changed the meaning of \X so that it now matches a Unicode extended
201        grapheme cluster.
203    11. Patch by Daniel Richard G to the autoconf files to add a macro for sorting
204        out POSIX threads when JIT support is configured.
206    12. Added support for PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED.
208    13. In the POSIX wrapper regcomp() function, setting re_nsub field in the preg
209        structure could go wrong in environments where size_t is not the same size
210        as int.
212    14. Applied user-supplied patch to pcrecpp.cc to allow PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK to be
213        set.
215    15. The EBCDIC support had decayed; later updates to the code had included
216        explicit references to (e.g.) \x0a instead of CHAR_LF. There has been a
217        general tidy up of EBCDIC-related issues, and the documentation was also
218        not quite right. There is now a test that can be run on ASCII systems to
219        check some of the EBCDIC-related things (but is it not a full test).
221    16. The new PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED option is now used by pcregrep, resulting
222        in a small tidy to the code.
224    17. Fix JIT tests when UTF is disabled and both 8 and 16 bit mode are enabled.
226    18. If the --only-matching (-o) option in pcregrep is specified multiple
227        times, each one causes appropriate output. For example, -o1 -o2 outputs the
228        substrings matched by the 1st and 2nd capturing parentheses. A separating
229        string can be specified by --om-separator (default empty).
231    19. Improving the first n character searches.
233    20. Turn case lists for horizontal and vertical white space into macros so that
234        they are defined only once.
236    21. This set of changes together give more compatible Unicode case-folding
237        behaviour for characters that have more than one other case when UCP
238        support is available.
240        (a) The Unicode property table now has offsets into a new table of sets of
241            three or more characters that are case-equivalent. The MultiStage2.py
242            script that generates these tables (the pcre_ucd.c file) now scans
243            CaseFolding.txt instead of UnicodeData.txt for character case
244            information.
246        (b) The code for adding characters or ranges of characters to a character
247            class has been abstracted into a generalized function that also handles
248            case-independence. In UTF-mode with UCP support, this uses the new data
249            to handle characters with more than one other case.
251        (c) A bug that is fixed as a result of (b) is that codepoints less than 256
252            whose other case is greater than 256 are now correctly matched
253            caselessly. Previously, the high codepoint matched the low one, but not
254            vice versa.
256        (d) The processing of \h, \H, \v, and \ in character classes now makes use
257            of the new class addition function, using character lists defined as
258            macros alongside the case definitions of 20 above.
260        (e) Caseless back references now work with characters that have more than
261            one other case.
263        (f) General caseless matching of characters with more than one other case
264            is supported.
266    22. Unicode character properties were updated from Unicode 6.2.0
268    23. Improved CMake support under Windows. Patch by Daniel Richard G.
270    24. Add support for 32-bit character strings, and UTF-32
272    25. Major JIT compiler update (code refactoring and bugfixing).
273        Experimental Sparc 32 support is added.
275    26. Applied a modified version of Daniel Richard G's patch to create
276        pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic by "make" instead of in the
277        PrepareRelease script.
279    27. Added a definition for CHAR_NULL (helpful for the z/OS port), and use it in
280        pcre_compile.c when checking for a zero character.
282    28. Introducing a native interface for JIT. Through this interface, the compiled
283        machine code can be directly executed. The purpose of this interface is to
284        provide fast pattern matching, so several sanity checks are not performed.
285        However, feature tests are still performed. The new interface provides
286        1.4x speedup compared to the old one.
288    29. If pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() was called with a negative value for
289        the subject string length, the error given was PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which
290        was confusing. There is now a new error PCRE_ERROR_BADLENGTH for this case.
292    30. In 8-bit UTF-8 mode, pcretest failed to give an error for data codepoints
293        greater than 0x7fffffff (which cannot be represented in UTF-8, even under
294        the "old" RFC 2279). Instead, it ended up passing a negative length to
295        pcre_exec().
297    31. Add support for GCC's visibility feature to hide internal functions.
299    32. Running "pcretest -C pcre8" or "pcretest -C pcre16" gave a spurious error
300        "unknown -C option" after outputting 0 or 1.
302    33. There is now support for generating a code coverage report for the test
303        suite in environments where gcc is the compiler and lcov is installed. This
304        is mainly for the benefit of the developers.
306    34. If PCRE is built with --enable-valgrind, certain memory regions are marked
307        unaddressable using valgrind annotations, allowing valgrind to detect
308        invalid memory accesses. This is mainly for the benefit of the developers.
310    25. (*UTF) can now be used to start a pattern in any of the three libraries.
312    26. Give configure error if --enable-cpp but no C++ compiler found.
315    Version 8.31 06-July-2012
316    -------------------------
318  1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.  1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.
320  2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.  2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.
322  3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied  3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied
323      to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler      to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler
324      on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".      on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".
326  4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.  4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.
328    5.  Fixed several bugs concerned with partial matching of items that consist
329        of more than one character:
331        (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was
332            done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated
333            references.
335        (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the
336            subject.
338        (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more
339            characters at the end of the subject.
341        (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize
342            a partial match for the string "\r".
344        (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize
345            a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.
347    6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when
348        running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is
349        actually used to run the match.
351    7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]
352        or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.
354    8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.
356    9.  (*MARK) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
358    10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually
359        running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)
363    12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance
364        when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-
365        recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a
366        logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where
367        possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.
369    13. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a recursive subpattern
370        call.
372    14. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a positive assertion.
374    15. It is now possible to link pcretest with libedit as an alternative to
375        libreadline.
377    16. (*COMMIT) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
379    17. The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.1.0.
381    18. Added --file-list option to pcregrep.
383    19. Added binary file support to pcregrep, including the -a, --binary-files,
384        -I, and --text options.
386    20. The madvise function is renamed for posix_madvise for QNX compatibility
387        reasons. Fixed by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
389    21. Fixed a bug for backward assertions with REVERSE 0 in the JIT compiler.
391    22. Changed the option for creating symbolic links for 16-bit man pages from
392        -s to -sf so that re-installing does not cause issues.
394    23. Support PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE in JIT as (*MARK) support requires it.
396    24. Fixed a very old bug in pcretest that caused errors with restarted DFA
397        matches in certain environments (the workspace was not being correctly
398        retained). Also added to pcre_dfa_exec() a simple plausibility check on
399        some of the workspace data at the beginning of a restart.
401    25. \s*\R was auto-possessifying the \s* when it should not, whereas \S*\R
402        was not doing so when it should - probably a typo introduced by SVN 528
403        (change 8.10/14).
405    26. When PCRE_UCP was not set, \w+\x{c4} was incorrectly auto-possessifying the
406        \w+ when the character tables indicated that \x{c4} was a word character.
407        There were several related cases, all because the tests for doing a table
408        lookup were testing for characters less than 127 instead of 255.
410    27. If a pattern contains capturing parentheses that are not used in a match,
411        their slots in the ovector are set to -1. For those that are higher than
412        any matched groups, this happens at the end of processing. In the case when
413        there were back references that the ovector was too small to contain
414        (causing temporary malloc'd memory to be used during matching), and the
415        highest capturing number was not used, memory off the end of the ovector
416        was incorrectly being set to -1. (It was using the size of the temporary
417        memory instead of the true size.)
419    28. To catch bugs like 27 using valgrind, when pcretest is asked to specify an
420        ovector size, it uses memory at the end of the block that it has got.
422    29. Check for an overlong MARK name and give an error at compile time. The
423        limit is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.
425    30. JIT compiler update.
427    31. JIT is now supported on jailbroken iOS devices. Thanks for Ruiger
428        Rill for the patch.
430    32. Put spaces around SLJIT_PRINT_D in the JIT compiler. Required by CXX11.
432    33. Variable renamings in the PCRE-JIT compiler. No functionality change.
434    34. Fixed typos in pcregrep: in two places there was SUPPORT_LIBZ2 instead of
435        SUPPORT_LIBBZ2. This caused a build problem when bzip2 but not gzip (zlib)
436        was enabled.
438    35. Improve JIT code generation for greedy plus quantifier.
440    36. When /((?:a?)*)*c/ or /((?>a?)*)*c/ was matched against "aac", it set group
441        1 to "aa" instead of to an empty string. The bug affected repeated groups
442        that could potentially match an empty string.
444    37. Optimizing single character iterators in JIT.
446    38. Wide characters specified with \uxxxx in JavaScript mode are now subject to
447        the same checks as \x{...} characters in non-JavaScript mode. Specifically,
448        codepoints that are too big for the mode are faulted, and in a UTF mode,
449        disallowed codepoints are also faulted.
451    39. If PCRE was compiled with UTF support, in three places in the DFA
452        matcher there was code that should only have been obeyed in UTF mode, but
453        was being obeyed unconditionally. In 8-bit mode this could cause incorrect
454        processing when bytes with values greater than 127 were present. In 16-bit
455        mode the bug would be provoked by values in the range 0xfc00 to 0xdc00. In
456        both cases the values are those that cannot be the first data item in a UTF
457        character. The three items that might have provoked this were recursions,
458        possessively repeated groups, and atomic groups.
460    40. Ensure that libpcre is explicitly listed in the link commands for pcretest
461        and pcregrep, because some OS require shared objects to be explicitly
462        passed to ld, causing the link step to fail if they are not.
464    41. There were two incorrect #ifdefs in pcre_study.c, meaning that, in 16-bit
465        mode, patterns that started with \h* or \R* might be incorrectly matched.
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