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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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3    
4  Version 7.1 05-Mar-07  Version 7.2 05-June-07
5    ---------------------
6    
7     1. If the fr_FR locale cannot be found for test 3, try the "french" locale,
8        which is apparently normally available under Windows.
9    
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.
12    
13     3. Add code to configure.ac to remove -g from the CFLAGS default settings.
14    
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.
19    
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.
24    
25     6. Added more features from the forthcoming Perl 5.10:
26    
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.
29    
30        (b) (?+n) is also a relative subroutine call; it refers to the nth next
31            to be opened parentheses.
32    
33        (c) Conditions that refer to capturing parentheses can be specified
34            relatively, for example, (?(-2)... or (?(+3)...
35    
36        (d) \K resets the start of the current match so that everything before
37            is not part of it.
38    
39        (e) \k{name} is synonymous with \k<name> and \k'name' (.NET compatible).
40    
41        (f) \g{name} is another synonym - part of Perl 5.10's unification of
42            reference syntax.
43    
44        (g) (?| introduces a group in which the numbering of parentheses in each
45            alternative starts with the same number.
46    
47     7. Added two new calls to pcre_fullinfo(): PCRE_INFO_OKPARTIAL and
48        PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED.
49    
50     8. A pattern such as  (.*(.)?)*  caused pcre_exec() to fail by either not
51        terminating or by crashing. Diagnosed by Viktor Griph; it was in the code
52        for detecting groups that can match an empty string.
53    
54     9. A pattern with a very large number of alternatives (more than several
55        hundred) was running out of internal workspace during the pre-compile
56        phase, where pcre_compile() figures out how much memory will be needed. A
57        bit of new cunning has reduced the workspace needed for groups with
58        alternatives. The 1000-alternative test pattern now uses 12 bytes of
59        workspace instead of running out of the 4096 that are available.
60    
61    
62    Version 7.1 24-Apr-07
63  ---------------------  ---------------------
64    
65   1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one   1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one
66      that is more "standard", making use of automake and other autotools. There      that is more "standard", making use of automake and other Autotools. There
67      is some re-arrangement of the files and adjustment of comments consequent      is some re-arrangement of the files and adjustment of comments consequent
68      on this.      on this.
69    
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84      .br or .in.      .br or .in.
85    
86   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
87      arranged for config.h to be included in the distribution, with the name      arranged for config.h to be included in the distribution, with the name
88      config.h.generic, for the benefit of those who have to compile without      config.h.generic, for the benefit of those who have to compile without
89      Autotools (compare pcre.h, which is now distributed as pcre.h.generic).      Autotools (compare pcre.h, which is now distributed as pcre.h.generic).
90    
91   5. Updated the support (such as it is) for Virtual Pascal, thanks to Stefan   5. Updated the support (such as it is) for Virtual Pascal, thanks to Stefan
92      Weber: (1) pcre_internal.h was missing some function renames; (2) updated      Weber: (1) pcre_internal.h was missing some function renames; (2) updated
93      makevp.bat for the current PCRE, using the additional files !compile.txt,      makevp.bat for the current PCRE, using the additional files
94      !linklib.txt, and pcregexp.pas.      makevp_c.txt, makevp_l.txt, and pcregexp.pas.
95    
96   6. A Windows user reported a minor discrepancy with test 2, which turned out   6. A Windows user reported a minor discrepancy with test 2, which turned out
97      to be caused by a trailing space on an input line that had got lost in his      to be caused by a trailing space on an input line that had got lost in his
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118      called when UTF-8 support is disabled. Otherwise there are problems with a      called when UTF-8 support is disabled. Otherwise there are problems with a
119      shared library.      shared library.
120    
121  10. The emulated memmove() function in pcre_internal.h (provided for those  10. Fixed two bugs in the emulated memmove() function in pcre_internal.h:
122      environments that have neither memmove() nor bcopy()) was defining its  
123      arguments as char * instead of void *.      (a) It was defining its arguments as char * instead of void *.
124    
125        (b) It was assuming that all moves were upwards in memory; this was true
126            a long time ago when I wrote it, but is no longer the case.
127    
128        The emulated memove() is provided for those environments that have neither
129        memmove() nor bcopy(). I didn't think anyone used it these days, but that
130        is clearly not the case, as these two bugs were recently reported.
131    
132  11. The script PrepareRelease is now distributed: it calls 132html, CleanTxt,  11. The script PrepareRelease is now distributed: it calls 132html, CleanTxt,
133      and Detrail to create the HTML documentation, the .txt form of the man      and Detrail to create the HTML documentation, the .txt form of the man
134      pages, and it removes trailing spaces from listed files. It also creates      pages, and it removes trailing spaces from listed files. It also creates
135      pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic from pcre.h and config.h. In the latter      pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic from pcre.h and config.h. In the latter
136      case, it wraps all the #defines with #ifndefs. This script should be run      case, it wraps all the #defines with #ifndefs. This script should be run
137      before "make dist".      before "make dist".
138    
139    12. Fixed two fairly obscure bugs concerned with quantified caseless matching
140        with Unicode property support.
141    
142        (a) For a maximizing quantifier, if the two different cases of the
143            character were of different lengths in their UTF-8 codings (there are
144            some cases like this - I found 11), and the matching function had to
145            back up over a mixture of the two cases, it incorrectly assumed they
146            were both the same length.
147    
148        (b) When PCRE was configured to use the heap rather than the stack for
149            recursion during matching, it was not correctly preserving the data for
150            the other case of a UTF-8 character when checking ahead for a match
151            while processing a minimizing repeat. If the check also involved
152            matching a wide character, but failed, corruption could cause an
153            erroneous result when trying to check for a repeat of the original
154            character.
155    
156    13. Some tidying changes to the testing mechanism:
157    
158        (a) The RunTest script now detects the internal link size and whether there
159            is UTF-8 and UCP support by running ./pcretest -C instead of relying on
160            values substituted by "configure". (The RunGrepTest script already did
161            this for UTF-8.) The configure.ac script no longer substitutes the
162            relevant variables.
163    
164        (b) The debugging options /B and /D in pcretest show the compiled bytecode
165            with length and offset values. This means that the output is different
166            for different internal link sizes. Test 2 is skipped for link sizes
167            other than 2 because of this, bypassing the problem. Unfortunately,
168            there was also a test in test 3 (the locale tests) that used /B and
169            failed for link sizes other than 2. Rather than cut the whole test out,
170            I have added a new /Z option to pcretest that replaces the length and
171            offset values with spaces. This is now used to make test 3 independent
172            of link size. (Test 2 will be tidied up later.)
173    
174    14. If erroroffset was passed as NULL to pcre_compile, it provoked a
175        segmentation fault instead of returning the appropriate error message.
176    
177    15. In multiline mode when the newline sequence was set to "any", the pattern
178        ^$ would give a match between the \r and \n of a subject such as "A\r\nB".
179        This doesn't seem right; it now treats the CRLF combination as the line
180        ending, and so does not match in that case. It's only a pattern such as ^$
181        that would hit this one: something like ^ABC$ would have failed after \r
182        and then tried again after \r\n.
183    
184    16. Changed the comparison command for RunGrepTest from "diff -u" to "diff -ub"
185        in an attempt to make files that differ only in their line terminators
186        compare equal. This works on Linux.
187    
188    17. Under certain error circumstances pcregrep might try to free random memory
189        as it exited. This is now fixed, thanks to valgrind.
190    
191    19. In pcretest, if the pattern /(?m)^$/g<any> was matched against the string
192        "abc\r\n\r\n", it found an unwanted second match after the second \r. This
193        was because its rules for how to advance for /g after matching an empty
194        string at the end of a line did not allow for this case. They now check for
195        it specially.
196    
197    20. pcretest is supposed to handle patterns and data of any length, by
198        extending its buffers when necessary. It was getting this wrong when the
199        buffer for a data line had to be extended.
200    
201    21. Added PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF which is like ANY, but matches only CR, LF, or
202        CRLF as a newline sequence.
203    
204    22. Code for handling Unicode properties in pcre_dfa_exec() wasn't being cut
205        out by #ifdef SUPPORT_UCP. This did no harm, as it could never be used, but
206        I have nevertheless tidied it up.
207    
208    23. Added some casts to kill warnings from HP-UX ia64 compiler.
209    
210    24. Added a man page for pcre-config.
211    
212    
213  Version 7.0 19-Dec-06  Version 7.0 19-Dec-06
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