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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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3    
4  Version 7.4 10-Sep-07  Version 7.5 12-Nov-07
5    ---------------------
6    
7    1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
8        values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
9    
10    2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
11        Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
12        included.
13    
14    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
15        [:^space:].
16    
17    4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
18        defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
19        I have changed it.
20    
21    5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
22        first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
23        first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
24        length check was missing). Both these problems are fixed. "Subpattern name
25        expected" is now given for (?&) (a zero-length name), and this patch also
26        makes it give the same error for \k'' (previously it complained that that
27        was a reference to a non-existent subpattern).
28    
29    6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;
30        this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by
31        digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.
32    
33    7.  Patterns such as (?(1)a|b) (a pattern that contains fewer subpatterns
34        than the number used in the conditional) now cause a compile-time error.
35        This is actually not compatible with Perl, which accepts such patterns, but
36        treats the conditional as always being FALSE (as PCRE used to), but it
37        seems to me that giving a diagnostic is better.
38    
39    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
40        and messages.
41    
42    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
43        "backspace".
44    
45    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
46        was moved elsewhere).
47    
48    
49    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
50  ---------------------  ---------------------
51    
52  1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This  1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
53      means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or      means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
54      LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to      LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
55      help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now      help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
56      the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is      the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
57      encountered.      encountered.
58    
59  2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers  2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
60      of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.      of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
61      Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have      Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
62      moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option      moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
63      bits.      bits.
64    
65  3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,  3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
66      but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to      but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
67      control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED      control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
68      facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the      facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
69      start sets both bits.      start sets both bits.
70    
71    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
72        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
73    
74    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
75    
76    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
77        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
78    
79    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
80        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
81        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
82        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
83    
84    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
85        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
86    
87    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
88        sequence off the lines that it output.
89    
90    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
91        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
92        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
93        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
94        dramatic:
95    
96          Originally:                          290
97          After changing UCP table:            187
98          After changing error message table:   43
99          After changing table of "verbs"       36
100          After changing table of Posix names   22
101    
102        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
103    
104    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
105        unicode-properties was also set.
106    
107    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
108    
109    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
110        checked only for CRLF.
111    
112    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
113    
114    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
115    
116    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
117        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
118        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
119    
120    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
121        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
122    
123    
124  Version 7.3 28-Aug-07  Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
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