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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 8.31  Version 8.33 xx-xxxx-201x
5    -------------------------
6    
7    1.  Added 'U' to some constants that are compared to unsigned integers, to
8        avoid compiler signed/unsigned warnings. Added (int) casts to unsigned
9        variables that are added to signed variables, to ensure the result is
10        signed and can be negated.
11    
12    2.  Applied patch by Daniel Richard G for quashing MSVC warnings to the
13        CMake config files.
14    
15    3.  Revise the creation of config.h.generic so that all boolean macros are
16        #undefined, whereas non-boolean macros are #ifndef/#endif-ed. This makes
17        overriding via -D on the command line possible.
18    
19    4.  Changing the definition of the variable "op" in pcre_exec.c from pcre_uchar
20        to unsigned int is reported to make a quite noticeable speed difference in
21        a specific Windows environment. Testing on Linux did also appear to show
22        some benefit (and it is clearly not harmful). Also fixed the definition of
23        Xop which should be unsigned.
24    
25    5.  Related to (4), changing the definition of the intermediate variable cc
26        in repeated character loops from pcre_uchar to pcre_uint32 also gave speed
27        improvements.
28    
29    6.  Fix forward search in JIT when link size is 3 or greater. Also removed some
30        unnecessary spaces.
31    
32    7.  Adjust autogen.sh and configure.ac to lose warnings given by automake 1.12
33        and later.
34    
35    8.  Fix two buffer over read issues in 16 and 32 bit modes. Affects JIT only.
36    
37    9.  Optimizing fast_forward_start_bits in JIT.
38    
39    10. Adding experimental support for callouts in JIT, and fixing some
40        issues revealed during this work. Namely:
41    
42        (a) Unoptimized capturing brackets incorrectly reset on backtrack.
43    
44        (b) Minimum length was not checked before the matching is started.
45    
46        WARNING: Callouts are not release ready! <- this line needs to be removed when it is.
47    
48    
49    Version 8.32 30-November-2012
50  -----------------------------  -----------------------------
51    
52    1.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for first character search and single
53        character iterators.
54    
55    2.  Supporting IBM XL C compilers for PPC architectures in the JIT compiler.
56        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
57    
58    3.  Single character iterator optimizations in the JIT compiler.
59    
60    4.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for character ranges.
61    
62    5.  Rename the "leave" variable names to "quit" to improve WinCE compatibility.
63        Reported by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
64    
65    6.  The PCRE_STARTLINE bit, indicating that a match can occur only at the start
66        of a line, was being set incorrectly in cases where .* appeared inside
67        atomic brackets at the start of a pattern, or where there was a subsequent
68        *PRUNE or *SKIP.
69    
70    7.  Improved instruction cache flush for POWER/PowerPC.
71        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
72    
73    8.  Fixed a number of issues in pcregrep, making it more compatible with GNU
74        grep:
75    
76        (a) There is now no limit to the number of patterns to be matched.
77    
78        (b) An error is given if a pattern is too long.
79    
80        (c) Multiple uses of --exclude, --exclude-dir, --include, and --include-dir
81            are now supported.
82    
83        (d) --exclude-from and --include-from (multiple use) have been added.
84    
85        (e) Exclusions and inclusions now apply to all files and directories, not
86            just to those obtained from scanning a directory recursively.
87    
88        (f) Multiple uses of -f and --file-list are now supported.
89    
90        (g) In a Windows environment, the default for -d has been changed from
91            "read" (the GNU grep default) to "skip", because otherwise the presence
92            of a directory in the file list provokes an error.
93    
94        (h) The documentation has been revised and clarified in places.
95    
96    9.  Improve the matching speed of capturing brackets.
97    
98    10. Changed the meaning of \X so that it now matches a Unicode extended
99        grapheme cluster.
100    
101    11. Patch by Daniel Richard G to the autoconf files to add a macro for sorting
102        out POSIX threads when JIT support is configured.
103    
104    12. Added support for PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED.
105    
106    13. In the POSIX wrapper regcomp() function, setting re_nsub field in the preg
107        structure could go wrong in environments where size_t is not the same size
108        as int.
109    
110    14. Applied user-supplied patch to pcrecpp.cc to allow PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK to be
111        set.
112    
113    15. The EBCDIC support had decayed; later updates to the code had included
114        explicit references to (e.g.) \x0a instead of CHAR_LF. There has been a
115        general tidy up of EBCDIC-related issues, and the documentation was also
116        not quite right. There is now a test that can be run on ASCII systems to
117        check some of the EBCDIC-related things (but is it not a full test).
118    
119    16. The new PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED option is now used by pcregrep, resulting
120        in a small tidy to the code.
121    
122    17. Fix JIT tests when UTF is disabled and both 8 and 16 bit mode are enabled.
123    
124    18. If the --only-matching (-o) option in pcregrep is specified multiple
125        times, each one causes appropriate output. For example, -o1 -o2 outputs the
126        substrings matched by the 1st and 2nd capturing parentheses. A separating
127        string can be specified by --om-separator (default empty).
128    
129    19. Improving the first n character searches.
130    
131    20. Turn case lists for horizontal and vertical white space into macros so that
132        they are defined only once.
133    
134    21. This set of changes together give more compatible Unicode case-folding
135        behaviour for characters that have more than one other case when UCP
136        support is available.
137    
138        (a) The Unicode property table now has offsets into a new table of sets of
139            three or more characters that are case-equivalent. The MultiStage2.py
140            script that generates these tables (the pcre_ucd.c file) now scans
141            CaseFolding.txt instead of UnicodeData.txt for character case
142            information.
143    
144        (b) The code for adding characters or ranges of characters to a character
145            class has been abstracted into a generalized function that also handles
146            case-independence. In UTF-mode with UCP support, this uses the new data
147            to handle characters with more than one other case.
148    
149        (c) A bug that is fixed as a result of (b) is that codepoints less than 256
150            whose other case is greater than 256 are now correctly matched
151            caselessly. Previously, the high codepoint matched the low one, but not
152            vice versa.
153    
154        (d) The processing of \h, \H, \v, and \ in character classes now makes use
155            of the new class addition function, using character lists defined as
156            macros alongside the case definitions of 20 above.
157    
158        (e) Caseless back references now work with characters that have more than
159            one other case.
160    
161        (f) General caseless matching of characters with more than one other case
162            is supported.
163    
164    22. Unicode character properties were updated from Unicode 6.2.0
165    
166    23. Improved CMake support under Windows. Patch by Daniel Richard G.
167    
168    24. Add support for 32-bit character strings, and UTF-32
169    
170    25. Major JIT compiler update (code refactoring and bugfixing).
171        Experimental Sparc 32 support is added.
172    
173    26. Applied a modified version of Daniel Richard G's patch to create
174        pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic by "make" instead of in the
175        PrepareRelease script.
176    
177    27. Added a definition for CHAR_NULL (helpful for the z/OS port), and use it in
178        pcre_compile.c when checking for a zero character.
179    
180    28. Introducing a native interface for JIT. Through this interface, the compiled
181        machine code can be directly executed. The purpose of this interface is to
182        provide fast pattern matching, so several sanity checks are not performed.
183        However, feature tests are still performed. The new interface provides
184        1.4x speedup compared to the old one.
185    
186    29. If pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() was called with a negative value for
187        the subject string length, the error given was PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which
188        was confusing. There is now a new error PCRE_ERROR_BADLENGTH for this case.
189    
190    30. In 8-bit UTF-8 mode, pcretest failed to give an error for data codepoints
191        greater than 0x7fffffff (which cannot be represented in UTF-8, even under
192        the "old" RFC 2279). Instead, it ended up passing a negative length to
193        pcre_exec().
194    
195    31. Add support for GCC's visibility feature to hide internal functions.
196    
197    32. Running "pcretest -C pcre8" or "pcretest -C pcre16" gave a spurious error
198        "unknown -C option" after outputting 0 or 1.
199    
200    33. There is now support for generating a code coverage report for the test
201        suite in environments where gcc is the compiler and lcov is installed. This
202        is mainly for the benefit of the developers.
203    
204    34. If PCRE is built with --enable-valgrind, certain memory regions are marked
205        unaddressable using valgrind annotations, allowing valgrind to detect
206        invalid memory accesses. This is mainly for the benefit of the developers.
207    
208    25. (*UTF) can now be used to start a pattern in any of the three libraries.
209    
210    26. Give configure error if --enable-cpp but no C++ compiler found.
211    
212    
213    Version 8.31 06-July-2012
214    -------------------------
215    
216  1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.  1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.
217    
218  2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.  2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.
219    
220  3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied  3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied
221      to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler      to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler
222      on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".      on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".
223    
224  4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.  4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.
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227      of more than one character:      of more than one character:
228    
229      (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was      (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was
230          done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated          done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated
231          references.          references.
232    
233      (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the      (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the
234          subject.          subject.
235    
236      (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more      (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more
237          characters at the end of the subject.          characters at the end of the subject.
238    
239      (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize      (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize
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242      (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize      (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize
243          a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.          a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.
244    
245  6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when  6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when
246      running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is      running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is
247      actually used to run the match.      actually used to run the match.
248    
249  7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]  7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]
250      or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.      or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.
251    
252  8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.  8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.
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255    
256  10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually  10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually
257      running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)      running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)
258    
259  11. Add PCRE_INFO_MAXLOOKBEHIND.  11. Add PCRE_INFO_MAXLOOKBEHIND.
260    
261  12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance  12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance
262      when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-      when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-
263      recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a      recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a
264      logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where      logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where
265      possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.      possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.
266    
267  13. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a recursive subpattern  13. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a recursive subpattern
268      call.      call.
269    
270  14. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a positive assertion.  14. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a positive assertion.
271    
272  15. It is now possible to link pcretest with libedit as an alternative to  15. It is now possible to link pcretest with libedit as an alternative to
273      libreadline.      libreadline.
274    
275  16. (*COMMIT) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.  16. (*COMMIT) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
276    
277  6.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.1.0.  17. The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.1.0.
278    
279    18. Added --file-list option to pcregrep.
280    
281    19. Added binary file support to pcregrep, including the -a, --binary-files,
282        -I, and --text options.
283    
284    20. The madvise function is renamed for posix_madvise for QNX compatibility
285        reasons. Fixed by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
286    
287    21. Fixed a bug for backward assertions with REVERSE 0 in the JIT compiler.
288    
289    22. Changed the option for creating symbolic links for 16-bit man pages from
290        -s to -sf so that re-installing does not cause issues.
291    
292    23. Support PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE in JIT as (*MARK) support requires it.
293    
294    24. Fixed a very old bug in pcretest that caused errors with restarted DFA
295        matches in certain environments (the workspace was not being correctly
296        retained). Also added to pcre_dfa_exec() a simple plausibility check on
297        some of the workspace data at the beginning of a restart.
298    
299    25. \s*\R was auto-possessifying the \s* when it should not, whereas \S*\R
300        was not doing so when it should - probably a typo introduced by SVN 528
301        (change 8.10/14).
302    
303    26. When PCRE_UCP was not set, \w+\x{c4} was incorrectly auto-possessifying the
304        \w+ when the character tables indicated that \x{c4} was a word character.
305        There were several related cases, all because the tests for doing a table
306        lookup were testing for characters less than 127 instead of 255.
307    
308    27. If a pattern contains capturing parentheses that are not used in a match,
309        their slots in the ovector are set to -1. For those that are higher than
310        any matched groups, this happens at the end of processing. In the case when
311        there were back references that the ovector was too small to contain
312        (causing temporary malloc'd memory to be used during matching), and the
313        highest capturing number was not used, memory off the end of the ovector
314        was incorrectly being set to -1. (It was using the size of the temporary
315        memory instead of the true size.)
316    
317    28. To catch bugs like 27 using valgrind, when pcretest is asked to specify an
318        ovector size, it uses memory at the end of the block that it has got.
319    
320    29. Check for an overlong MARK name and give an error at compile time. The
321        limit is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.
322    
323    30. JIT compiler update.
324    
325    31. JIT is now supported on jailbroken iOS devices. Thanks for Ruiger
326        Rill for the patch.
327    
328    32. Put spaces around SLJIT_PRINT_D in the JIT compiler. Required by CXX11.
329    
330    33. Variable renamings in the PCRE-JIT compiler. No functionality change.
331    
332    34. Fixed typos in pcregrep: in two places there was SUPPORT_LIBZ2 instead of
333        SUPPORT_LIBBZ2. This caused a build problem when bzip2 but not gzip (zlib)
334        was enabled.
335    
336    35. Improve JIT code generation for greedy plus quantifier.
337    
338    36. When /((?:a?)*)*c/ or /((?>a?)*)*c/ was matched against "aac", it set group
339        1 to "aa" instead of to an empty string. The bug affected repeated groups
340        that could potentially match an empty string.
341    
342    37. Optimizing single character iterators in JIT.
343    
344    38. Wide characters specified with \uxxxx in JavaScript mode are now subject to
345        the same checks as \x{...} characters in non-JavaScript mode. Specifically,
346        codepoints that are too big for the mode are faulted, and in a UTF mode,
347        disallowed codepoints are also faulted.
348    
349    39. If PCRE was compiled with UTF support, in three places in the DFA
350        matcher there was code that should only have been obeyed in UTF mode, but
351        was being obeyed unconditionally. In 8-bit mode this could cause incorrect
352        processing when bytes with values greater than 127 were present. In 16-bit
353        mode the bug would be provoked by values in the range 0xfc00 to 0xdc00. In
354        both cases the values are those that cannot be the first data item in a UTF
355        character. The three items that might have provoked this were recursions,
356        possessively repeated groups, and atomic groups.
357    
358    40. Ensure that libpcre is explicitly listed in the link commands for pcretest
359        and pcregrep, because some OS require shared objects to be explicitly
360        passed to ld, causing the link step to fail if they are not.
361    
362    41. There were two incorrect #ifdefs in pcre_study.c, meaning that, in 16-bit
363        mode, patterns that started with \h* or \R* might be incorrectly matched.
364    
365    
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