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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.2 01-May-07  Version 8.0 02 Jul-08
5    ---------------------
7    1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
8        Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
9        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
10        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
11        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
12        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
14    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
15        scripts.
17    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
18        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
19        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
21    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
22        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
23        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
25    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
26        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
27        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
28        truncation.
30    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
32    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
33        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
36    Version 7.7 07-May-08
37    ---------------------
39    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
40        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
41        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
43    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
44        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
45        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
47    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
48        Lopes.
50    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
52        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
53            of files, instead of just to the final components.
55        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
56            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
57            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
58            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
59            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
60            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
62    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
63        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
65    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
66        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
67        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
69    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
70        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
72    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
73        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
74        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
76    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
78    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
79        matching function regexec().
81    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
82        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
83        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
84        Oniguruma does).
86    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
87        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
88        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
89        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
90        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
91        time.
93    13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
94        to the way PCRE behaves:
96        (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
98        (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
99            (Perl fails the current match path).
101        (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
102            first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
103            Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
104            never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
105            The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
106            of the DOTALL setting.
108    14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
109        non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
110        containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
111        non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
112        compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
113        existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
114        the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
115        was subsequently set up correctly.)
117    15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
118        it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
119        other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
120        (*FAIL).
122    16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
123        OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
124        cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
125        improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
126        OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
127        on the OP_ANY path.
129    17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
130        following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
131        HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
133    18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
134        ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
135        requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
136        Daniel Bergström.
138    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
139        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
140        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
141        spotting this.
144    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
145    ---------------------
147    1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
148        codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
149        overflow.
151    2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
152        HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
154    3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
155        bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
157        - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
158        - Fixed a problem with static linking.
159        - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
160        - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
161        - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
162            HAVE_LONG_LONG.
163        - Added readline support for pcretest.
164        - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
166    4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
167        "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
168        Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
169        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
170        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
171        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
172        Configure/Make.
174    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
175        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
176        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
177        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
179    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
180        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
181        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
183    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
184        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
185        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
186        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
187        trouble in some build environments.
189    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
192    Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
193    ---------------------
195    1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
196        values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
198    2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
199        Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
200        included.
202    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
203        [:^space:].
205    4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
206        defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
207        I have changed it.
209    5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
210        first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
211        first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
212        length check was missing). Both these problems are fixed. "Subpattern name
213        expected" is now given for (?&) (a zero-length name), and this patch also
214        makes it give the same error for \k'' (previously it complained that that
215        was a reference to a non-existent subpattern).
217    6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;
218        this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by
219        digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.
221    7.  Patterns such as (?(1)a|b) (a pattern that contains fewer subpatterns
222        than the number used in the conditional) now cause a compile-time error.
223        This is actually not compatible with Perl, which accepts such patterns, but
224        treats the conditional as always being FALSE (as PCRE used to), but it
225        seems to me that giving a diagnostic is better.
227    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
228        and messages.
230    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
231        "backspace".
233    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
234        was moved elsewhere).
236    11. The program that makes PCRE's Unicode character property table had a bug
237        which caused it to generate incorrect table entries for sequences of
238        characters that have the same character type, but are in different scripts.
239        It amalgamated them into a single range, with the script of the first of
240        them. In other words, some characters were in the wrong script. There were
241        thirteen such cases, affecting characters in the following ranges:
243          U+002b0 - U+002c1
244          U+0060c - U+0060d
245          U+0061e - U+00612
246          U+0064b - U+0065e
247          U+0074d - U+0076d
248          U+01800 - U+01805
249          U+01d00 - U+01d77
250          U+01d9b - U+01dbf
251          U+0200b - U+0200f
252          U+030fc - U+030fe
253          U+03260 - U+0327f
254          U+0fb46 - U+0fbb1
255          U+10450 - U+1049d
257    12. The -o option (show only the matching part of a line) for pcregrep was not
258        compatible with GNU grep in that, if there was more than one match in a
259        line, it showed only the first of them. It now behaves in the same way as
260        GNU grep.
262    13. If the -o and -v options were combined for pcregrep, it printed a blank
263        line for every non-matching line. GNU grep prints nothing, and pcregrep now
264        does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
265        non-matching lines.
267    14. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
269    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
270        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
271        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
272        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
274    16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
275        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
276        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
278    17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
279        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
280        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
281        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
282        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
284    18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
286    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
288    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
289        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
290        double what it should be. I removed one of the increments, but Craig sent a
291        later patch that removed the other one (the right fix) and added unit tests
292        that check the return values (which was not done before).
294    21. Several CMake things:
296        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
297            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
299        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
300            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
304    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
305        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
306        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
307        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
308        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
309        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
310        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
312    23. PCRE was behaving differently from Perl in the way it recognized POSIX
313        character classes. PCRE was not treating the sequence [:...:] as a
314        character class unless the ... were all letters. Perl, however, seems to
315        allow any characters between [: and :], though of course it rejects as
316        unknown any "names" that contain non-letters, because all the known class
317        names consist only of letters. Thus, Perl gives an error for [[:1234:]],
318        for example, whereas PCRE did not - it did not recognize a POSIX character
319        class. This seemed a bit dangerous, so the code has been changed to be
320        closer to Perl. The behaviour is not identical to Perl, because PCRE will
321        diagnose an unknown class for, for example, [[:l\ower:]] where Perl will
322        treat it as [[:lower:]]. However, PCRE does now give "unknown" errors where
323        Perl does, and where it didn't before.
325    24. Rewrite so as to remove the single use of %n from pcregrep because in some
326        Windows environments %n is disabled by default.
329    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
330    ---------------------
332    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
333        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
334        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
335        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
336        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
337        encountered.
339    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
340        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
341        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
342        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
343        bits.
345    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
346        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
347        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
348        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
349        start sets both bits.
351    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
352        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
354    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
356    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
357        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
359    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
360        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
361        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
362        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
364    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
365        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
367    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
368        sequence off the lines that it output.
370    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
371        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
372        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
373        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
374        dramatic:
376          Originally:                          290
377          After changing UCP table:            187
378          After changing error message table:   43
379          After changing table of "verbs"       36
380          After changing table of Posix names   22
382        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
384    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
385        unicode-properties was also set.
387    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
389    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
390        checked only for CRLF.
392    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
394    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
396    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
397        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
398        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
400    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
401        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
404    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
405    ---------------------
407     1. In the rejigging of the build system that eventually resulted in 7.1, the
408        line "#include <pcre.h>" was included in pcre_internal.h. The use of angle
409        brackets there is not right, since it causes compilers to look for an
410        installed pcre.h, not the version that is in the source that is being
411        compiled (which of course may be different). I have changed it back to:
413          #include "pcre.h"
415        I have a vague recollection that the change was concerned with compiling in
416        different directories, but in the new build system, that is taken care of
417        by the VPATH setting the Makefile.
419     2. The pattern .*$ when run in not-DOTALL UTF-8 mode with newline=any failed
420        when the subject happened to end in the byte 0x85 (e.g. if the last
421        character was \x{1ec5}). *Character* 0x85 is one of the "any" newline
422        characters but of course it shouldn't be taken as a newline when it is part
423        of another character. The bug was that, for an unlimited repeat of . in
424        not-DOTALL UTF-8 mode, PCRE was advancing by bytes rather than by
425        characters when looking for a newline.
427     3. A small performance improvement in the DOTALL UTF-8 mode .* case.
429     4. Debugging: adjusted the names of opcodes for different kinds of parentheses
430        in debug output.
432     5. Arrange to use "%I64d" instead of "%lld" and "%I64u" instead of "%llu" for
433        long printing in the pcrecpp unittest when running under MinGW.
435     6. ESC_K was left out of the EBCDIC table.
437     7. Change 7.0/38 introduced a new limit on the number of nested non-capturing
438        parentheses; I made it 1000, which seemed large enough. Unfortunately, the
439        limit also applies to "virtual nesting" when a pattern is recursive, and in
440        this case 1000 isn't so big. I have been able to remove this limit at the
441        expense of backing off one optimization in certain circumstances. Normally,
442        when pcre_exec() would call its internal match() function recursively and
443        immediately return the result unconditionally, it uses a "tail recursion"
444        feature to save stack. However, when a subpattern that can match an empty
445        string has an unlimited repetition quantifier, it no longer makes this
446        optimization. That gives it a stack frame in which to save the data for
447        checking that an empty string has been matched. Previously this was taken
448        from the 1000-entry workspace that had been reserved. So now there is no
449        explicit limit, but more stack is used.
451     8. Applied Daniel's patches to solve problems with the import/export magic
452        syntax that is required for Windows, and which was going wrong for the
453        pcreposix and pcrecpp parts of the library. These were overlooked when this
454        problem was solved for the main library.
456     9. There were some crude static tests to avoid integer overflow when computing
457        the size of patterns that contain repeated groups with explicit upper
458        limits. As the maximum quantifier is 65535, the maximum group length was
459        set at 30,000 so that the product of these two numbers did not overflow a
460        32-bit integer. However, it turns out that people want to use groups that
461        are longer than 30,000 bytes (though not repeat them that many times).
462        Change 7.0/17 (the refactoring of the way the pattern size is computed) has
463        made it possible to implement the integer overflow checks in a much more
464        dynamic way, which I have now done. The artificial limitation on group
465        length has been removed - we now have only the limit on the total length of
466        the compiled pattern, which depends on the LINK_SIZE setting.
468    10. Fixed a bug in the documentation for get/copy named substring when
469        duplicate names are permitted. If none of the named substrings are set, the
470        functions return PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING (7); the doc said they returned an
471        empty string.
473    11. Because Perl interprets \Q...\E at a high level, and ignores orphan \E
474        instances, patterns such as [\Q\E] or [\E] or even [^\E] cause an error,
475        because the ] is interpreted as the first data character and the
476        terminating ] is not found. PCRE has been made compatible with Perl in this
477        regard. Previously, it interpreted [\Q\E] as an empty class, and [\E] could
478        cause memory overwriting.
480    10. Like Perl, PCRE automatically breaks an unlimited repeat after an empty
481        string has been matched (to stop an infinite loop). It was not recognizing
482        a conditional subpattern that could match an empty string if that
483        subpattern was within another subpattern. For example, it looped when
484        trying to match  (((?(1)X|))*)  but it was OK with  ((?(1)X|)*)  where the
485        condition was not nested. This bug has been fixed.
487    12. A pattern like \X?\d or \P{L}?\d in non-UTF-8 mode could cause a backtrack
488        past the start of the subject in the presence of bytes with the top bit
489        set, for example "\x8aBCD".
491    13. Added Perl 5.10 experimental backtracking controls (*FAIL), (*F), (*PRUNE),
492        (*SKIP), (*THEN), (*COMMIT), and (*ACCEPT).
494    14. Optimized (?!) to (*FAIL).
496    15. Updated the test for a valid UTF-8 string to conform to the later RFC 3629.
497        This restricts code points to be within the range 0 to 0x10FFFF, excluding
498        the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the
499        full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still
500        does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.
502    16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)
503        processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during
504        backslash processing.
506    17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)
507        for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".
509    18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"
510        caused an overrun.
512    19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with
513        something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an
514        unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see
515        whether the group could match an empty string).
517    20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,
518        [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)
520    21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.
522    22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory
523        reference during compilation.
525    23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled
526        expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look
527        behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was
528        present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared
529        with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along
530        the compiled data. Specifically:
532        (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed
533            length.
535        (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or
536            loops.
538        (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect
539            "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.
541        (d) A pattern like (\P{Yi}{2}\277)? could loop at compile time.
543    24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte
544        characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").
546    25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
548    26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
549        character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
551    27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
552        \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
554    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
555        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
556        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
557        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
558        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
559        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
560        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
561        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
562        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
563        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
564        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
566    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
569    Version 7.2 19-Jun-07
570  ---------------------  ---------------------
572   1. If the fr_FR locale cannot be found for test 3, try the "french" locale,   1. If the fr_FR locale cannot be found for test 3, try the "french" locale,
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576      to make them independent of the local environment's newline setting.      to make them independent of the local environment's newline setting.
578   3. Add code to configure.ac to remove -g from the CFLAGS default settings.   3. Add code to configure.ac to remove -g from the CFLAGS default settings.
580   4. Some of the "internals" tests were previously cut out when the link size   4. Some of the "internals" tests were previously cut out when the link size
581      was not 2, because the output contained actual offsets. The recent new      was not 2, because the output contained actual offsets. The recent new
582      "Z" feature of pcretest means that these can be cut out, making the tests      "Z" feature of pcretest means that these can be cut out, making the tests
583      usable with all link sizes.      usable with all link sizes.
585   5. Implemented Stan Switzer's goto replacement for longjmp() when not using   5. Implemented Stan Switzer's goto replacement for longjmp() when not using
586      stack recursion. This gives a massive performance boost under BSD, but just      stack recursion. This gives a massive performance boost under BSD, but just
587      a small improvement under Linux. However, it saves one field in the frame      a small improvement under Linux. However, it saves one field in the frame
588      in all cases.      in all cases.
590     6. Added more features from the forthcoming Perl 5.10:
592        (a) (?-n) (where n is a string of digits) is a relative subroutine or
593            recursion call. It refers to the nth most recently opened parentheses.
595        (b) (?+n) is also a relative subroutine call; it refers to the nth next
596            to be opened parentheses.
598        (c) Conditions that refer to capturing parentheses can be specified
599            relatively, for example, (?(-2)... or (?(+3)...
601        (d) \K resets the start of the current match so that everything before
602            is not part of it.
604        (e) \k{name} is synonymous with \k<name> and \k'name' (.NET compatible).
606        (f) \g{name} is another synonym - part of Perl 5.10's unification of
607            reference syntax.
609        (g) (?| introduces a group in which the numbering of parentheses in each
610            alternative starts with the same number.
612        (h) \h, \H, \v, and \V match horizontal and vertical whitespace.
614     7. Added two new calls to pcre_fullinfo(): PCRE_INFO_OKPARTIAL and
617     8. A pattern such as  (.*(.)?)*  caused pcre_exec() to fail by either not
618        terminating or by crashing. Diagnosed by Viktor Griph; it was in the code
619        for detecting groups that can match an empty string.
621     9. A pattern with a very large number of alternatives (more than several
622        hundred) was running out of internal workspace during the pre-compile
623        phase, where pcre_compile() figures out how much memory will be needed. A
624        bit of new cunning has reduced the workspace needed for groups with
625        alternatives. The 1000-alternative test pattern now uses 12 bytes of
626        workspace instead of running out of the 4096 that are available.
628    10. Inserted some missing (unsigned int) casts to get rid of compiler warnings.
630    11. Applied patch from Google to remove an optimization that didn't quite work.
631        The report of the bug said:
633          pcrecpp::RE("a*").FullMatch("aaa") matches, while
634          pcrecpp::RE("a*?").FullMatch("aaa") does not, and
635          pcrecpp::RE("a*?\\z").FullMatch("aaa") does again.
637    12. If \p or \P was used in non-UTF-8 mode on a character greater than 127
638        it matched the wrong number of bytes.
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