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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.3 09-Aug-07  Version 7.5 29-Dec-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. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
81    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
82        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
83        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
84        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
86    16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
87        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
88        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
90    17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
91        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
92        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
93        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
94        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
96    18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
98    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
100    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
101        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
102        double what it should be. I have removed one of the increments.
104    21. Several CMake things:
106        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
107            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
109        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
110            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
114    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
115        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
116        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
117        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
118        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
119        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
120        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
123    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
124    ---------------------
126    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
127        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
128        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
129        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
130        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
131        encountered.
133    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
134        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
135        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
136        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
137        bits.
139    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
140        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
141        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
142        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
143        start sets both bits.
145    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
146        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
148    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
150    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
151        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
153    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
154        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
155        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
156        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
158    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
159        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
161    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
162        sequence off the lines that it output.
164    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
165        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
166        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
167        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
168        dramatic:
170          Originally:                          290
171          After changing UCP table:            187
172          After changing error message table:   43
173          After changing table of "verbs"       36
174          After changing table of Posix names   22
176        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
178    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
179        unicode-properties was also set.
181    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
183    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
184        checked only for CRLF.
186    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
188    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
190    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
191        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
192        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
194    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
195        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
198    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
199  ---------------------  ---------------------
201   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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292      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the
293      full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still      full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still
294      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.
296  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)
297      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during
298      backslash processing.      backslash processing.
300    17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)
301        for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".
303    18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"
304        caused an overrun.
306    19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with
307        something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an
308        unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see
309        whether the group could match an empty string).
311    20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,
312        [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)
314    21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.
316    22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory
317        reference during compilation.
319    23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled
320        expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look
321        behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was
322        present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared
323        with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along
324        the compiled data. Specifically:
326        (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed
327            length.
329        (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or
330            loops.
332        (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect
333            "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.
335        (d) A pattern like (\P{Yi}{2}\277)? could loop at compile time.
337    24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte
338        characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").
340    25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
342    26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
343        character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
345    27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
346        \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
348    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
349        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
350        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
351        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
352        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
353        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
354        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
355        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
356        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
357        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
358        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
360    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
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