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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.3 20-Aug-07  Version 7.5 12-Nov-07
5    ---------------------
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."
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.
14    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
15        [:^space:].
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.
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).
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.
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.
39    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
40        and messages.
42    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
43        "backspace".
45    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
46        was moved elsewhere).
48    11. The program that makes PCRE's Unicode character property table had a bug
49        which caused it to generate incorrect table entries for sequences of
50        characters that have the same character type, but are in different scripts.
51        It amalgamated them into a single range, with the script of the first of
52        them. In other words, some characters were in the wrong script. There were
53        thirteen such cases, affecting characters in the following ranges:
55          U+002b0 - U+002c1
56          U+0060c - U+0060d
57          U+0061e - U+00612
58          U+0064b - U+0065e
59          U+0074d - U+0076d
60          U+01800 - U+01805
61          U+01d00 - U+01d77
62          U+01d9b - U+01dbf
63          U+0200b - U+0200f
64          U+030fc - U+030fe
65          U+03260 - U+0327f
66          U+0fb46 - U+0fbb1
67          U+10450 - U+1049d
69    12. The -o option (show only the matching part of a line) for pcregrep was not
70        compatible with GNU grep in that, if there was more than one match in a
71        line, it showed only the first of them. It now behaves in the same way as
72        GNU grep.
74    13. If the -o and -v options were combined for pcregrep, it printed a blank
75        line for every non-matching line. GNU grep prints nothing, and pcregrep now
76        does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
77        non-matching lines.
79    14. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
80        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
81        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
82        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
84    15. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
85        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
86        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
88    16. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
89        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
90        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
91        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
92        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
94    17. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
96    18. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
98    19. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
99        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
100        double what it should be. I have removed one of the increments.
103    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
104    ---------------------
106    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
107        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
108        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
109        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
110        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
111        encountered.
113    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
114        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
115        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
116        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
117        bits.
119    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
120        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
121        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
122        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
123        start sets both bits.
125    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
126        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
128    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
130    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
131        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
133    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
134        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
135        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
136        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
138    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
139        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
141    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
142        sequence off the lines that it output.
144    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
145        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
146        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
147        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
148        dramatic:
150          Originally:                          290
151          After changing UCP table:            187
152          After changing error message table:   43
153          After changing table of "verbs"       36
154          After changing table of Posix names   22
156        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
158    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
159        unicode-properties was also set.
161    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
163    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
164        checked only for CRLF.
166    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
168    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
170    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
171        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
172        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
174    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
175        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
178    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
179  ---------------------  ---------------------
181   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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320  25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.  25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
322  26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other  26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
323      character were causing crashes (broken optimization).      character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
325  27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing  27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
326      \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.      \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
328    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
329        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
330        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
331        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
332        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
333        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
334        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
335        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
336        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
337        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
338        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
340    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
343  Version 7.2 19-Jun-07  Version 7.2 19-Jun-07

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