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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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3    
4  Version 7.3 09-Aug-07  Version 7.4 10-Sep-07
5    ---------------------
6    
7    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
8        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
9        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
10        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
11        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
12        encountered.
13    
14    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
15        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
16        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
17        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
18        bits.
19    
20    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
21        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
22        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
23        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
24        start sets both bits.
25    
26    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
27        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
28    
29    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
30    
31    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
32        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
33    
34    
35    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
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37    
38   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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129      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the
130      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
131      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.
132    
133  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)
134      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during
135      backslash processing.      backslash processing.
136    
137  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)
138      for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".      for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".
139    
140  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"
141      caused an overrun.      caused an overrun.
142    
143  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
144      something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an      something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an
145      unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see      unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see
146      whether the group could match an empty string).      whether the group could match an empty string).
147    
148  20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,  20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,
149      [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)      [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)
   
 21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.  
150    
151  22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory  21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.
152    
153    22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory
154      reference during compilation.      reference during compilation.
155    
156  23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled  23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled
157      expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look      expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look
158      behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was      behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was
159      present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared      present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared
160      with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along      with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along
161      the compiled data. Specifically:      the compiled data. Specifically:
162    
163      (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed      (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed
164          length.          length.
165    
166      (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or      (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or
167          loops.          loops.
168    
169      (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect      (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect
170          "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.          "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.
171    
172        (d) A pattern like (\P{Yi}{2}\277)? could loop at compile time.
173    
174    24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte
175        characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").
176    
177    25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
178    
179    26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
180        character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
181    
182    27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
183        \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
184    
185    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
186        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
187        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
188        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
189        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
190        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
191        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
192        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
193        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
194        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
195        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
196    
197    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
198    
199    
200  Version 7.2 19-Jun-07  Version 7.2 19-Jun-07

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