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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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3    
4  Version 7.9 xx-xxx-09  Version 8.00 ??-???-??
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6    
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8        was out-of-date, and there was no check on the pcre_compile() error code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.
11    
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.
15    
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.
23    
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.
28    
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.
33    
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.
36    
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.
43    
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. Chaos could result.
47    
48    9.  The restrictions on what a pattern can contain when partial matching is
49        requested for pcre_exec() have been removed. All patterns can now be
50        partially matched by this function. In addition, if there are at least two
51        slots in the offset vector, the offsets of the first-encountered partial
52        match are set in them when PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL is returned.
53    
54    10. Partial matching has been split into two forms: PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT, which is
55        synonymous with PCRE_PARTIAL, for backwards compatibility, and
56        PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD, which causes a longer partial match to supersede a
57        shorter full match, and may be more useful for multi-segment matching,
58        especially with pcre_exec().
59    
60    
61    Version 7.9 11-Apr-09
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63    
64  1.  When building with support for bzlib/zlib (pcregrep) and/or readline  1.  When building with support for bzlib/zlib (pcregrep) and/or readline
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74      but BOOL is not.      but BOOL is not.
75    
76  3.  The pcre_config() function was treating the PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT and  3.  The pcre_config() function was treating the PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT and
77      PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT_RETURSION values as ints, when they should be long ints.      PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT_RECURSION values as ints, when they should be long ints.
78    
79  4.  The pcregrep documentation said spaces were inserted as well as colons (or  4.  The pcregrep documentation said spaces were inserted as well as colons (or
80      hyphens) following file names and line numbers when outputting matching      hyphens) following file names and line numbers when outputting matching
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152      CMAKE_BINARY_DIR to PROJECT_BINARY_DIR so that it works when PCRE is      CMAKE_BINARY_DIR to PROJECT_BINARY_DIR so that it works when PCRE is
153      included within another project.      included within another project.
154    
155    24. Steven Van Ingelgem's patches to add more options to the CMake support,
156        slightly modified by me:
157    
158          (a) PCRE_BUILD_TESTS can be set OFF not to build the tests, including
159              not building pcregrep.
160    
161          (b) PCRE_BUILD_PCREGREP can be see OFF not to build pcregrep, but only
162              if PCRE_BUILD_TESTS is also set OFF, because the tests use pcregrep.
163    
164    25. Forward references, both numeric and by name, in patterns that made use of
165        duplicate group numbers, could behave incorrectly or give incorrect errors,
166        because when scanning forward to find the reference group, PCRE was not
167        taking into account the duplicate group numbers. A pattern such as
168        ^X(?3)(a)(?|(b)|(q))(Y) is an example.
169    
170    26. Changed a few more instances of "const unsigned char *" to USPTR, making
171        the feature of a custom pointer more persuasive (as requested by a user).
172    
173    27. Wrapped the definitions of fileno and isatty for Windows, which appear in
174        pcretest.c, inside #ifndefs, because it seems they are sometimes already
175        pre-defined.
176    
177    28. Added support for (*UTF8) at the start of a pattern.
178    
179    29. Arrange for flags added by the "release type" setting in CMake to be shown
180        in the configuration summary.
181    
182    
183  Version 7.8 05-Sep-08  Version 7.8 05-Sep-08

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