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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.5 12-Nov-07  Version 8.00 ??-???-??
5    ----------------------
7    1.  The table for translating pcre_compile() error codes into POSIX error codes
8        was out-of-date, and there was no check on the pcre_compile() error code
9        being within the table. This could lead to an OK return being given in
10        error.
12    2.  Changed the call to open a subject file in pcregrep from fopen(pathname,
13        "r") to fopen(pathname, "rb"), which fixed a problem with some of the tests
14        in a Windows environment.
16    3.  The pcregrep --count option prints the count for each file even when it is
17        zero, as does GNU grep. However, pcregrep was also printing all files when
18        --files-with-matches was added. Now, when both options are given, it prints
19        counts only for those files that have at least one match. (GNU grep just
20        prints the file name in this circumstance, but including the count seems
21        more useful - otherwise, why use --count?) Also ensured that the
22        combination -clh just lists non-zero counts, with no names.
24    4.  The long form of the pcregrep -F option was incorrectly implemented as
25        --fixed_strings instead of --fixed-strings. This is an incompatible change,
26        but it seems right to fix it, and I didn't think it was worth preserving
27        the old behaviour.
29    5.  The command line items --regex=pattern and --regexp=pattern were not
30        recognized by pcregrep, which required --regex pattern or --regexp pattern
31        (with a space rather than an '='). The man page documented the '=' forms,
32        which are compatible with GNU grep; these now work.
34    6.  No libpcreposix.pc file was created for pkg-config; there was just
35        libpcre.pc and libpcrecpp.pc. The omission has been rectified.
37    7.  Added #ifndef SUPPORT_UCP into the pcre_ucd.c module, to reduce its size
38        when UCP support is not needed, by modifying the Python script that
39        generates it from Unicode data files. This should not matter if the module
40        is correctly used as a library, but I received one complaint about 50K of
41        unwanted data. My guess is that the person linked everything into his
42        program rather than using a library. Anyway, it does no harm.
44    8.  A pattern such as /\x{123}{2,2}+/8 was incorrectly compiled; the trigger
45        was a minimum greater than 1 for a wide character in a possessive
46        repetition. The same bug could also affect patterns like /(\x{ff}{0,2})*/8
47        which had an unlimited repeat of a nested, fixed maximum repeat of a wide
48        character. Chaos in the form of incorrect output or a compiling loop could
49        result.
51    9.  The restrictions on what a pattern can contain when partial matching is
52        requested for pcre_exec() have been removed. All patterns can now be
53        partially matched by this function. In addition, if there are at least two
54        slots in the offset vector, the offsets of the first-encountered partial
55        match are set in them when PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL is returned.
57    10. Partial matching has been split into two forms: PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT, which is
58        synonymous with PCRE_PARTIAL, for backwards compatibility, and
59        PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD, which causes a partial match to supersede a full match,
60        and may be more useful for multi-segment matching, especially with
61        pcre_exec().
63    11. Partial matching with pcre_exec() is now more intuitive. A partial match
64        used to be given if ever the end of the subject was reached; now it is
65        given only if matching could not proceed because another character was
66        needed. This makes a difference in some odd cases such as Z(*FAIL) with the
67        string "Z", which now yields "no match" instead of "partial match". In the
68        case of pcre_dfa_exec(), "no match" is given if every matching path for the
69        final character ended with (*FAIL).
71    12. Restarting a match using pcre_dfa_exec() after a partial match did not work
72        if the pattern had a "must contain" character that was already found in the
73        earlier partial match, unless partial matching was again requested. For
74        example, with the pattern /dog.(body)?/, the "must contain" character is
75        "g". If the first part-match was for the string "dog", restarting with
76        "sbody" failed.
78    13. Added a pcredemo man page, created automatically from the pcredemo.c file,
79        so that the demonstration program is easily available in environments where
80        PCRE has not been installed from source.
82    14. Arranged to add -DPCRE_STATIC to cflags in libpcre.pc, libpcreposix.cp,
83        libpcrecpp.pc and pcre-config when PCRE is not compiled as a shared
84        library.
86    15. Added REG_UNGREEDY to the pcreposix interface, at the request of a user.
87        It maps to PCRE_UNGREEDY. It is not, of course, POSIX-compatible, but it
88        is not the first non-POSIX option to be added. Clearly some people find
89        these options useful.
92    Version 7.9 11-Apr-09
93    ---------------------
95    1.  When building with support for bzlib/zlib (pcregrep) and/or readline
96        (pcretest), all targets were linked against these libraries. This included
97        libpcre, libpcreposix, and libpcrecpp, even though they do not use these
98        libraries. This caused unwanted dependencies to be created. This problem
99        has been fixed, and now only pcregrep is linked with bzlib/zlib and only
100        pcretest is linked with readline.
102    2.  The "typedef int BOOL" in pcre_internal.h that was included inside the
103        "#ifndef FALSE" condition by an earlier change (probably 7.8/18) has been
104        moved outside it again, because FALSE and TRUE are already defined in AIX,
105        but BOOL is not.
107    3.  The pcre_config() function was treating the PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT and
108        PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT_RECURSION values as ints, when they should be long ints.
110    4.  The pcregrep documentation said spaces were inserted as well as colons (or
111        hyphens) following file names and line numbers when outputting matching
112        lines. This is not true; no spaces are inserted. I have also clarified the
113        wording for the --colour (or --color) option.
115    5.  In pcregrep, when --colour was used with -o, the list of matching strings
116        was not coloured; this is different to GNU grep, so I have changed it to be
117        the same.
119    6.  When --colo(u)r was used in pcregrep, only the first matching substring in
120        each matching line was coloured. Now it goes on to look for further matches
121        of any of the test patterns, which is the same behaviour as GNU grep.
123    7.  A pattern that could match an empty string could cause pcregrep to loop; it
124        doesn't make sense to accept an empty string match in pcregrep, so I have
125        locked it out (using PCRE's PCRE_NOTEMPTY option). By experiment, this
126        seems to be how GNU grep behaves.
128    8.  The pattern (?(?=.*b)b|^) was incorrectly compiled as "match must be at
129        start or after a newline", because the conditional assertion was not being
130        correctly handled. The rule now is that both the assertion and what follows
131        in the first alternative must satisfy the test.
133    9.  If auto-callout was enabled in a pattern with a conditional group whose
134        condition was an assertion, PCRE could crash during matching, both with
135        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec().
137    10. The PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY option was not working when pcre_dfa_exec() was
138        used for matching.
140    11. Unicode property support in character classes was not working for
141        characters (bytes) greater than 127 when not in UTF-8 mode.
143    12. Added the -M command line option to pcretest.
145    14. Added the non-standard REG_NOTEMPTY option to the POSIX interface.
147    15. Added the PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE match-time option.
149    16. Added comments and documentation about mis-use of no_arg in the C++
150        wrapper.
152    17. Implemented support for UTF-8 encoding in EBCDIC environments, a patch
153        from Martin Jerabek that uses macro names for all relevant character and
154        string constants.
156    18. Added to pcre_internal.h two configuration checks: (a) If both EBCDIC and
157        SUPPORT_UTF8 are set, give an error; (b) If SUPPORT_UCP is set without
158        SUPPORT_UTF8, define SUPPORT_UTF8. The "configure" script handles both of
159        these, but not everybody uses configure.
161    19. A conditional group that had only one branch was not being correctly
162        recognized as an item that could match an empty string. This meant that an
163        enclosing group might also not be so recognized, causing infinite looping
164        (and probably a segfault) for patterns such as ^"((?(?=[a])[^"])|b)*"$
165        with the subject "ab", where knowledge that the repeated group can match
166        nothing is needed in order to break the loop.
168    20. If a pattern that was compiled with callouts was matched using pcre_dfa_
169        exec(), but without supplying a callout function, matching went wrong.
171    21. If PCRE_ERROR_MATCHLIMIT occurred during a recursion, there was a memory
172        leak if the size of the offset vector was greater than 30. When the vector
173        is smaller, the saved offsets during recursion go onto a local stack
174        vector, but for larger vectors malloc() is used. It was failing to free
175        when the recursion yielded PCRE_ERROR_MATCH_LIMIT (or any other "abnormal"
176        error, in fact).
178    22. There was a missing #ifdef SUPPORT_UTF8 round one of the variables in the
179        heapframe that is used only when UTF-8 support is enabled. This caused no
180        problem, but was untidy.
182    23. Steven Van Ingelgem's patch to CMakeLists.txt to change the name
183        CMAKE_BINARY_DIR to PROJECT_BINARY_DIR so that it works when PCRE is
184        included within another project.
186    24. Steven Van Ingelgem's patches to add more options to the CMake support,
187        slightly modified by me:
189          (a) PCRE_BUILD_TESTS can be set OFF not to build the tests, including
190              not building pcregrep.
192          (b) PCRE_BUILD_PCREGREP can be see OFF not to build pcregrep, but only
193              if PCRE_BUILD_TESTS is also set OFF, because the tests use pcregrep.
195    25. Forward references, both numeric and by name, in patterns that made use of
196        duplicate group numbers, could behave incorrectly or give incorrect errors,
197        because when scanning forward to find the reference group, PCRE was not
198        taking into account the duplicate group numbers. A pattern such as
199        ^X(?3)(a)(?|(b)|(q))(Y) is an example.
201    26. Changed a few more instances of "const unsigned char *" to USPTR, making
202        the feature of a custom pointer more persuasive (as requested by a user).
204    27. Wrapped the definitions of fileno and isatty for Windows, which appear in
205        pcretest.c, inside #ifndefs, because it seems they are sometimes already
206        pre-defined.
208    28. Added support for (*UTF8) at the start of a pattern.
210    29. Arrange for flags added by the "release type" setting in CMake to be shown
211        in the configuration summary.
214    Version 7.8 05-Sep-08
215    ---------------------
217    1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
218        Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
219        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
220        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
221        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
222        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
224    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
225        scripts.
227    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
228        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
229        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
231    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
232        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
233        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
235    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
236        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
237        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
238        truncation.
240    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
242    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
243        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
245    8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
246        test 2 if it fails.
248    9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
249        and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
250        allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
252    10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
253        the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
255    11. An option change at the start of a pattern that had top-level alternatives
256        could cause overwriting and/or a crash. This command provoked a crash in
257        some environments:
259          printf "/(?i)[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbd]|[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbdA]/8\n" | pcretest
261        This potential security problem was recorded as CVE-2008-2371.
263    12. For a pattern where the match had to start at the beginning or immediately
264        after a newline (e.g /.*anything/ without the DOTALL flag), pcre_exec() and
265        pcre_dfa_exec() could read past the end of the passed subject if there was
266        no match. To help with detecting such bugs (e.g. with valgrind), I modified
267        pcretest so that it places the subject at the end of its malloc-ed buffer.
269    13. The change to pcretest in 12 above threw up a couple more cases when pcre_
270        exec() might read past the end of the data buffer in UTF-8 mode.
272    14. A similar bug to 7.3/2 existed when the PCRE_FIRSTLINE option was set and
273        the data contained the byte 0x85 as part of a UTF-8 character within its
274        first line. This applied both to normal and DFA matching.
276    15. Lazy qualifiers were not working in some cases in UTF-8 mode. For example,
277        /^[^d]*?$/8 failed to match "abc".
279    16. Added a missing copyright notice to pcrecpp_internal.h.
281    17. Make it more clear in the documentation that values returned from
282        pcre_exec() in ovector are byte offsets, not character counts.
284    18. Tidied a few places to stop certain compilers from issuing warnings.
286    19. Updated the Virtual Pascal + BCC files to compile the latest v7.7, as
287        supplied by Stefan Weber. I made a further small update for 7.8 because
288        there is a change of source arrangements: the pcre_searchfuncs.c module is
289        replaced by pcre_ucd.c.
292    Version 7.7 07-May-08
293    ---------------------
295    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
296        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
297        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
299    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
300        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
301        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
303    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
304        Lopes.
306    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
308        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
309            of files, instead of just to the final components.
311        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
312            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
313            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
314            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
315            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
316            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
318    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
319        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
321    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
322        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
323        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
325    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
326        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
328    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
329        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
330        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
332    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
334    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
335        matching function regexec().
337    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
338        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
339        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
340        Oniguruma does).
342    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
343        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
344        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
345        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
346        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
347        time.
349    13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
350        to the way PCRE behaves:
352        (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
354        (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
355            (Perl fails the current match path).
357        (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
358            first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
359            Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
360            never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
361            The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
362            of the DOTALL setting.
364    14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
365        non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
366        containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
367        non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
368        compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
369        existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
370        the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
371        was subsequently set up correctly.)
373    15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
374        it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
375        other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
376        (*FAIL).
378    16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
379        OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
380        cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
381        improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
382        OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
383        on the OP_ANY path.
385    17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
386        following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
387        HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
389    18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
390        ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
391        requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
392        Daniel Bergström.
394    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
395        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
396        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
397        spotting this.
400    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
401    ---------------------
403    1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
404        codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
405        overflow.
407    2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
408        HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
410    3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
411        bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
413        - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
414        - Fixed a problem with static linking.
415        - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
416        - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
417        - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
418            HAVE_LONG_LONG.
419        - Added readline support for pcretest.
420        - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
422    4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
423        "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
424        Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
425        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
426        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
427        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
428        Configure/Make.
430    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
431        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
432        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
433        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
435    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
436        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
437        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
439    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
440        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
441        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
442        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
443        trouble in some build environments.
445    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
448    Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
449  ---------------------  ---------------------
451  1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'  1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
452      values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."      values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
454  2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.  2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
455      Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being      Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
456      included.      included.
458  3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as  3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
459      [:^space:].      [:^space:].
461  4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it  4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
462      defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so      defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
463      I have changed it.      I have changed it.
465  5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the  5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
466      first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the      first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
467      first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the      first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
468      length check was missing).      length check was missing). Both these problems are fixed. "Subpattern name
469        expected" is now given for (?&) (a zero-length name), and this patch also
470        makes it give the same error for \k'' (previously it complained that that
471        was a reference to a non-existent subpattern).
473  6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;  6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;
474      this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by      this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by
475      digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.      digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.
477    7.  Patterns such as (?(1)a|b) (a pattern that contains fewer subpatterns
478        than the number used in the conditional) now cause a compile-time error.
479        This is actually not compatible with Perl, which accepts such patterns, but
480        treats the conditional as always being FALSE (as PCRE used to), but it
481        seems to me that giving a diagnostic is better.
483    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
484        and messages.
486    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
487        "backspace".
489    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
490        was moved elsewhere).
492    11. The program that makes PCRE's Unicode character property table had a bug
493        which caused it to generate incorrect table entries for sequences of
494        characters that have the same character type, but are in different scripts.
495        It amalgamated them into a single range, with the script of the first of
496        them. In other words, some characters were in the wrong script. There were
497        thirteen such cases, affecting characters in the following ranges:
499          U+002b0 - U+002c1
500          U+0060c - U+0060d
501          U+0061e - U+00612
502          U+0064b - U+0065e
503          U+0074d - U+0076d
504          U+01800 - U+01805
505          U+01d00 - U+01d77
506          U+01d9b - U+01dbf
507          U+0200b - U+0200f
508          U+030fc - U+030fe
509          U+03260 - U+0327f
510          U+0fb46 - U+0fbb1
511          U+10450 - U+1049d
513    12. The -o option (show only the matching part of a line) for pcregrep was not
514        compatible with GNU grep in that, if there was more than one match in a
515        line, it showed only the first of them. It now behaves in the same way as
516        GNU grep.
518    13. If the -o and -v options were combined for pcregrep, it printed a blank
519        line for every non-matching line. GNU grep prints nothing, and pcregrep now
520        does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
521        non-matching lines.
523    14. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
525    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
526        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
527        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
528        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
530    16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
531        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
532        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
534    17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
535        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
536        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
537        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
538        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
540    18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
542    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
544    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
545        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
546        double what it should be. I removed one of the increments, but Craig sent a
547        later patch that removed the other one (the right fix) and added unit tests
548        that check the return values (which was not done before).
550    21. Several CMake things:
552        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
553            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
555        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
556            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
560    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
561        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
562        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
563        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
564        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
565        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
566        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
568    23. PCRE was behaving differently from Perl in the way it recognized POSIX
569        character classes. PCRE was not treating the sequence [:...:] as a
570        character class unless the ... were all letters. Perl, however, seems to
571        allow any characters between [: and :], though of course it rejects as
572        unknown any "names" that contain non-letters, because all the known class
573        names consist only of letters. Thus, Perl gives an error for [[:1234:]],
574        for example, whereas PCRE did not - it did not recognize a POSIX character
575        class. This seemed a bit dangerous, so the code has been changed to be
576        closer to Perl. The behaviour is not identical to Perl, because PCRE will
577        diagnose an unknown class for, for example, [[:l\ower:]] where Perl will
578        treat it as [[:lower:]]. However, PCRE does now give "unknown" errors where
579        Perl does, and where it didn't before.
581    24. Rewrite so as to remove the single use of %n from pcregrep because in some
582        Windows environments %n is disabled by default.
585  Version 7.4 21-Sep-07  Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
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