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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.1 05-Mar-07  Version 7.2 01-May-07
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7   1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one   1. If the fr_FR locale cannot be found for test 3, try the "french" locale,
8      that is more "standard", making use of automake and other autotools.      which is apparently normally available under Windows.
10     2. Re-jig the pcregrep tests with different newline settings in an attempt
11        to make them independent of the local environment's newline setting.
13     3. Add code to configure.ac to remove -g from the CFLAGS default settings.
15     4. Some of the "internals" tests were previously cut out when the link size
16        was not 2, because the output contained actual offsets. The recent new
17        "Z" feature of pcretest means that these can be cut out, making the tests
18        usable with all link sizes.
20     5. Implemented Stan Switzer's goto replacement for longjmp() when not using
21        stack recursion. This gives a massive performance boost under BSD, but just
22        a small improvement under Linux. However, it saves one field in the frame
23        in all cases.
25     6. Added more features from the forthcoming Perl 5.10:
27        (a) (?-n) (where n is a string of digits) is a relative subroutine or
28            recursion call. It refers to the nth most recently opened parentheses.
30        (b) (?+n) is also a relative subroutine call; it refers to the nth next
31            to be opened parentheses.
33        (c) Conditions that refer to capturing parentheses can be specified
34            relatively, for example, (?(-2)... or (?(+3)...
36        (d) \K resets the start of the current match so that everything before
37            is not part of it.
39     7. Added two new calls to pcre_fullinfo(): PCRE_INFO_OKPARTIAL and
42     8. A pattern such as  (.*(.)?)*  caused pcre_exec() to fail by either not
43        terminating or by crashing. Diagnosed by Viktor Griph; it was in the code
44        for detecting groups that can match an empty string.
47    Version 7.1 24-Apr-07
48    ---------------------
50     1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one
51        that is more "standard", making use of automake and other Autotools. There
52        is some re-arrangement of the files and adjustment of comments consequent
53        on this.
55     2. Part of the patch fixed a problem with the pcregrep tests. The test of -r
56        for recursive directory scanning broke on some systems because the files
57        are not scanned in any specific order and on different systems the order
58        was different. A call to "sort" has been inserted into RunGrepTest for the
59        approprate test as a short-term fix. In the longer term there may be an
60        alternative.
62     3. I had an email from Eric Raymond about problems translating some of PCRE's
63        man pages to HTML (despite the fact that I distribute HTML pages, some
64        people do their own conversions for various reasons). The problems
65        concerned the use of low-level troff macros .br and .in. I have therefore
66        removed all such uses from the man pages (some were redundant, some could
67        be replaced by .nf/.fi pairs). The 132html script that I use to generate
68        HTML has been updated to handle .nf/.fi and to complain if it encounters
69        .br or .in.
71     4. Updated comments in configure.ac that get placed in config.h.in and also
72        arranged for config.h to be included in the distribution, with the name
73        config.h.generic, for the benefit of those who have to compile without
74        Autotools (compare pcre.h, which is now distributed as pcre.h.generic).
76     5. Updated the support (such as it is) for Virtual Pascal, thanks to Stefan
77        Weber: (1) pcre_internal.h was missing some function renames; (2) updated
78        makevp.bat for the current PCRE, using the additional files
79        makevp_c.txt, makevp_l.txt, and pcregexp.pas.
81     6. A Windows user reported a minor discrepancy with test 2, which turned out
82        to be caused by a trailing space on an input line that had got lost in his
83        copy. The trailing space was an accident, so I've just removed it.
85     7. Add -Wl,-R... flags in pcre-config.in for *BSD* systems, as I'm told
86        that is needed.
88     8. Mark ucp_table (in ucptable.h) and ucp_gentype (in pcre_ucp_searchfuncs.c)
89        as "const" (a) because they are and (b) because it helps the PHP
90        maintainers who have recently made a script to detect big data structures
91        in the php code that should be moved to the .rodata section. I remembered
92        to update Builducptable as well, so it won't revert if ucptable.h is ever
93        re-created.
95     9. Added some extra #ifdef SUPPORT_UTF8 conditionals into pcretest.c,
96        pcre_printint.src, pcre_compile.c, pcre_study.c, and pcre_tables.c, in
97        order to be able to cut out the UTF-8 tables in the latter when UTF-8
98        support is not required. This saves 1.5-2K of code, which is important in
99        some applications.
101        Later: more #ifdefs are needed in pcre_ord2utf8.c and pcre_valid_utf8.c
102        so as not to refer to the tables, even though these functions will never be
103        called when UTF-8 support is disabled. Otherwise there are problems with a
104        shared library.
106    10. Fixed two bugs in the emulated memmove() function in pcre_internal.h:
108        (a) It was defining its arguments as char * instead of void *.
110        (b) It was assuming that all moves were upwards in memory; this was true
111            a long time ago when I wrote it, but is no longer the case.
113        The emulated memove() is provided for those environments that have neither
114        memmove() nor bcopy(). I didn't think anyone used it these days, but that
115        is clearly not the case, as these two bugs were recently reported.
117    11. The script PrepareRelease is now distributed: it calls 132html, CleanTxt,
118        and Detrail to create the HTML documentation, the .txt form of the man
119        pages, and it removes trailing spaces from listed files. It also creates
120        pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic from pcre.h and config.h. In the latter
121        case, it wraps all the #defines with #ifndefs. This script should be run
122        before "make dist".
124    12. Fixed two fairly obscure bugs concerned with quantified caseless matching
125        with Unicode property support.
127        (a) For a maximizing quantifier, if the two different cases of the
128            character were of different lengths in their UTF-8 codings (there are
129            some cases like this - I found 11), and the matching function had to
130            back up over a mixture of the two cases, it incorrectly assumed they
131            were both the same length.
133        (b) When PCRE was configured to use the heap rather than the stack for
134            recursion during matching, it was not correctly preserving the data for
135            the other case of a UTF-8 character when checking ahead for a match
136            while processing a minimizing repeat. If the check also involved
137            matching a wide character, but failed, corruption could cause an
138            erroneous result when trying to check for a repeat of the original
139            character.
141    13. Some tidying changes to the testing mechanism:
143        (a) The RunTest script now detects the internal link size and whether there
144            is UTF-8 and UCP support by running ./pcretest -C instead of relying on
145            values substituted by "configure". (The RunGrepTest script already did
146            this for UTF-8.) The configure.ac script no longer substitutes the
147            relevant variables.
149        (b) The debugging options /B and /D in pcretest show the compiled bytecode
150            with length and offset values. This means that the output is different
151            for different internal link sizes. Test 2 is skipped for link sizes
152            other than 2 because of this, bypassing the problem. Unfortunately,
153            there was also a test in test 3 (the locale tests) that used /B and
154            failed for link sizes other than 2. Rather than cut the whole test out,
155            I have added a new /Z option to pcretest that replaces the length and
156            offset values with spaces. This is now used to make test 3 independent
157            of link size. (Test 2 will be tidied up later.)
159    14. If erroroffset was passed as NULL to pcre_compile, it provoked a
160        segmentation fault instead of returning the appropriate error message.
162    15. In multiline mode when the newline sequence was set to "any", the pattern
163        ^$ would give a match between the \r and \n of a subject such as "A\r\nB".
164        This doesn't seem right; it now treats the CRLF combination as the line
165        ending, and so does not match in that case. It's only a pattern such as ^$
166        that would hit this one: something like ^ABC$ would have failed after \r
167        and then tried again after \r\n.
169    16. Changed the comparison command for RunGrepTest from "diff -u" to "diff -ub"
170        in an attempt to make files that differ only in their line terminators
171        compare equal. This works on Linux.
173    17. Under certain error circumstances pcregrep might try to free random memory
174        as it exited. This is now fixed, thanks to valgrind.
176    19. In pcretest, if the pattern /(?m)^$/g<any> was matched against the string
177        "abc\r\n\r\n", it found an unwanted second match after the second \r. This
178        was because its rules for how to advance for /g after matching an empty
179        string at the end of a line did not allow for this case. They now check for
180        it specially.
182    20. pcretest is supposed to handle patterns and data of any length, by
183        extending its buffers when necessary. It was getting this wrong when the
184        buffer for a data line had to be extended.
186    21. Added PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF which is like ANY, but matches only CR, LF, or
187        CRLF as a newline sequence.
189    22. Code for handling Unicode properties in pcre_dfa_exec() wasn't being cut
190        out by #ifdef SUPPORT_UCP. This did no harm, as it could never be used, but
191        I have nevertheless tidied it up.
193    23. Added some casts to kill warnings from HP-UX ia64 compiler.
195    24. Added a man page for pcre-config.
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