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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.1 05-Mar-07  Version 7.8 05-Sep-08
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7   1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one  1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
8      that is more "standard", making use of automake and other autotools. There      Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
9        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
10        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
11        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
12        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
14    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
15        scripts.
17    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
18        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
19        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
21    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
22        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
23        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
25    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
26        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
27        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
28        truncation.
30    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
32    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
33        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
35    8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
36        test 2 if it fails.
38    9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
39        and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
40        allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
42    10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
43        the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
45    11. An option change at the start of a pattern that had top-level alternatives
46        could cause overwriting and/or a crash. This command provoked a crash in
47        some environments:
49          printf "/(?i)[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbd]|[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbdA]/8\n" | pcretest
51        This potential security problem was recorded as CVE-2008-2371.
53    12. For a pattern where the match had to start at the beginning or immediately
54        after a newline (e.g /.*anything/ without the DOTALL flag), pcre_exec() and
55        pcre_dfa_exec() could read past the end of the passed subject if there was
56        no match. To help with detecting such bugs (e.g. with valgrind), I modified
57        pcretest so that it places the subject at the end of its malloc-ed buffer.
59    13. The change to pcretest in 12 above threw up a couple more cases when pcre_
60        exec() might read past the end of the data buffer in UTF-8 mode.
62    14. A similar bug to 7.3/2 existed when the PCRE_FIRSTLINE option was set and
63        the data contained the byte 0x85 as part of a UTF-8 character within its
64        first line. This applied both to normal and DFA matching.
66    15. Lazy qualifiers were not working in some cases in UTF-8 mode. For example,
67        /^[^d]*?$/8 failed to match "abc".
69    16. Added a missing copyright notice to pcrecpp_internal.h.
71    17. Make it more clear in the documentation that values returned from
72        pcre_exec() in ovector are byte offsets, not character counts.
74    18. Tidied a few places to stop certain compilers from issuing warnings.
76    19. Updated the Virtual Pascal + BCC files to compile the latest v7.7, as
77        supplied by Stefan Weber. I made a further small update for 7.8 because
78        there is a change of source arrangements: the pcre_searchfuncs.c module is
79        replaced by pcre_ucd.c.
82    Version 7.7 07-May-08
83    ---------------------
85    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
86        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
87        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
89    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
90        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
91        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
93    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
94        Lopes.
96    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
98        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
99            of files, instead of just to the final components.
101        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
102            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
103            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
104            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
105            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
106            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
108    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
109        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
111    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
112        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
113        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
115    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
116        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
118    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
119        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
120        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
122    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
124    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
125        matching function regexec().
127    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
128        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
129        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
130        Oniguruma does).
132    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
133        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
134        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
135        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
136        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
137        time.
139    13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
140        to the way PCRE behaves:
142        (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
144        (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
145            (Perl fails the current match path).
147        (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
148            first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
149            Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
150            never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
151            The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
152            of the DOTALL setting.
154    14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
155        non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
156        containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
157        non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
158        compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
159        existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
160        the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
161        was subsequently set up correctly.)
163    15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
164        it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
165        other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
166        (*FAIL).
168    16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
169        OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
170        cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
171        improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
172        OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
173        on the OP_ANY path.
175    17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
176        following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
177        HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
179    18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
180        ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
181        requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
182        Daniel Bergström.
184    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
185        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
186        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
187        spotting this.
190    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
191    ---------------------
193    1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
194        codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
195        overflow.
197    2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
198        HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
200    3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
201        bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
203        - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
204        - Fixed a problem with static linking.
205        - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
206        - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
207        - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
208            HAVE_LONG_LONG.
209        - Added readline support for pcretest.
210        - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
212    4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
213        "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
214        Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
215        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
216        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
217        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
218        Configure/Make.
220    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
221        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
222        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
223        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
225    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
226        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
227        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
229    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
230        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
231        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
232        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
233        trouble in some build environments.
235    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
238    Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
239    ---------------------
241    1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
242        values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
244    2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
245        Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
246        included.
248    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
249        [:^space:].
251    4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
252        defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
253        I have changed it.
255    5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
256        first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
257        first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
258        length check was missing). Both these problems are fixed. "Subpattern name
259        expected" is now given for (?&) (a zero-length name), and this patch also
260        makes it give the same error for \k'' (previously it complained that that
261        was a reference to a non-existent subpattern).
263    6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;
264        this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by
265        digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.
267    7.  Patterns such as (?(1)a|b) (a pattern that contains fewer subpatterns
268        than the number used in the conditional) now cause a compile-time error.
269        This is actually not compatible with Perl, which accepts such patterns, but
270        treats the conditional as always being FALSE (as PCRE used to), but it
271        seems to me that giving a diagnostic is better.
273    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
274        and messages.
276    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
277        "backspace".
279    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
280        was moved elsewhere).
282    11. The program that makes PCRE's Unicode character property table had a bug
283        which caused it to generate incorrect table entries for sequences of
284        characters that have the same character type, but are in different scripts.
285        It amalgamated them into a single range, with the script of the first of
286        them. In other words, some characters were in the wrong script. There were
287        thirteen such cases, affecting characters in the following ranges:
289          U+002b0 - U+002c1
290          U+0060c - U+0060d
291          U+0061e - U+00612
292          U+0064b - U+0065e
293          U+0074d - U+0076d
294          U+01800 - U+01805
295          U+01d00 - U+01d77
296          U+01d9b - U+01dbf
297          U+0200b - U+0200f
298          U+030fc - U+030fe
299          U+03260 - U+0327f
300          U+0fb46 - U+0fbb1
301          U+10450 - U+1049d
303    12. The -o option (show only the matching part of a line) for pcregrep was not
304        compatible with GNU grep in that, if there was more than one match in a
305        line, it showed only the first of them. It now behaves in the same way as
306        GNU grep.
308    13. If the -o and -v options were combined for pcregrep, it printed a blank
309        line for every non-matching line. GNU grep prints nothing, and pcregrep now
310        does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
311        non-matching lines.
313    14. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
315    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
316        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
317        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
318        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
320    16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
321        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
322        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
324    17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
325        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
326        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
327        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
328        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
330    18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
332    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
334    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
335        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
336        double what it should be. I removed one of the increments, but Craig sent a
337        later patch that removed the other one (the right fix) and added unit tests
338        that check the return values (which was not done before).
340    21. Several CMake things:
342        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
343            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
345        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
346            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
350    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
351        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
352        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
353        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
354        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
355        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
356        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
358    23. PCRE was behaving differently from Perl in the way it recognized POSIX
359        character classes. PCRE was not treating the sequence [:...:] as a
360        character class unless the ... were all letters. Perl, however, seems to
361        allow any characters between [: and :], though of course it rejects as
362        unknown any "names" that contain non-letters, because all the known class
363        names consist only of letters. Thus, Perl gives an error for [[:1234:]],
364        for example, whereas PCRE did not - it did not recognize a POSIX character
365        class. This seemed a bit dangerous, so the code has been changed to be
366        closer to Perl. The behaviour is not identical to Perl, because PCRE will
367        diagnose an unknown class for, for example, [[:l\ower:]] where Perl will
368        treat it as [[:lower:]]. However, PCRE does now give "unknown" errors where
369        Perl does, and where it didn't before.
371    24. Rewrite so as to remove the single use of %n from pcregrep because in some
372        Windows environments %n is disabled by default.
375    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
376    ---------------------
378    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
379        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
380        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
381        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
382        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
383        encountered.
385    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
386        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
387        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
388        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
389        bits.
391    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
392        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
393        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
394        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
395        start sets both bits.
397    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
398        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
400    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
402    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
403        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
405    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
406        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
407        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
408        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
410    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
411        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
413    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
414        sequence off the lines that it output.
416    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
417        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
418        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
419        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
420        dramatic:
422          Originally:                          290
423          After changing UCP table:            187
424          After changing error message table:   43
425          After changing table of "verbs"       36
426          After changing table of Posix names   22
428        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
430    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
431        unicode-properties was also set.
433    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
435    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
436        checked only for CRLF.
438    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
440    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
442    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
443        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
444        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
446    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
447        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
450    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
451    ---------------------
453     1. In the rejigging of the build system that eventually resulted in 7.1, the
454        line "#include <pcre.h>" was included in pcre_internal.h. The use of angle
455        brackets there is not right, since it causes compilers to look for an
456        installed pcre.h, not the version that is in the source that is being
457        compiled (which of course may be different). I have changed it back to:
459          #include "pcre.h"
461        I have a vague recollection that the change was concerned with compiling in
462        different directories, but in the new build system, that is taken care of
463        by the VPATH setting the Makefile.
465     2. The pattern .*$ when run in not-DOTALL UTF-8 mode with newline=any failed
466        when the subject happened to end in the byte 0x85 (e.g. if the last
467        character was \x{1ec5}). *Character* 0x85 is one of the "any" newline
468        characters but of course it shouldn't be taken as a newline when it is part
469        of another character. The bug was that, for an unlimited repeat of . in
470        not-DOTALL UTF-8 mode, PCRE was advancing by bytes rather than by
471        characters when looking for a newline.
473     3. A small performance improvement in the DOTALL UTF-8 mode .* case.
475     4. Debugging: adjusted the names of opcodes for different kinds of parentheses
476        in debug output.
478     5. Arrange to use "%I64d" instead of "%lld" and "%I64u" instead of "%llu" for
479        long printing in the pcrecpp unittest when running under MinGW.
481     6. ESC_K was left out of the EBCDIC table.
483     7. Change 7.0/38 introduced a new limit on the number of nested non-capturing
484        parentheses; I made it 1000, which seemed large enough. Unfortunately, the
485        limit also applies to "virtual nesting" when a pattern is recursive, and in
486        this case 1000 isn't so big. I have been able to remove this limit at the
487        expense of backing off one optimization in certain circumstances. Normally,
488        when pcre_exec() would call its internal match() function recursively and
489        immediately return the result unconditionally, it uses a "tail recursion"
490        feature to save stack. However, when a subpattern that can match an empty
491        string has an unlimited repetition quantifier, it no longer makes this
492        optimization. That gives it a stack frame in which to save the data for
493        checking that an empty string has been matched. Previously this was taken
494        from the 1000-entry workspace that had been reserved. So now there is no
495        explicit limit, but more stack is used.
497     8. Applied Daniel's patches to solve problems with the import/export magic
498        syntax that is required for Windows, and which was going wrong for the
499        pcreposix and pcrecpp parts of the library. These were overlooked when this
500        problem was solved for the main library.
502     9. There were some crude static tests to avoid integer overflow when computing
503        the size of patterns that contain repeated groups with explicit upper
504        limits. As the maximum quantifier is 65535, the maximum group length was
505        set at 30,000 so that the product of these two numbers did not overflow a
506        32-bit integer. However, it turns out that people want to use groups that
507        are longer than 30,000 bytes (though not repeat them that many times).
508        Change 7.0/17 (the refactoring of the way the pattern size is computed) has
509        made it possible to implement the integer overflow checks in a much more
510        dynamic way, which I have now done. The artificial limitation on group
511        length has been removed - we now have only the limit on the total length of
512        the compiled pattern, which depends on the LINK_SIZE setting.
514    10. Fixed a bug in the documentation for get/copy named substring when
515        duplicate names are permitted. If none of the named substrings are set, the
516        functions return PCRE_ERROR_NOSUBSTRING (7); the doc said they returned an
517        empty string.
519    11. Because Perl interprets \Q...\E at a high level, and ignores orphan \E
520        instances, patterns such as [\Q\E] or [\E] or even [^\E] cause an error,
521        because the ] is interpreted as the first data character and the
522        terminating ] is not found. PCRE has been made compatible with Perl in this
523        regard. Previously, it interpreted [\Q\E] as an empty class, and [\E] could
524        cause memory overwriting.
526    10. Like Perl, PCRE automatically breaks an unlimited repeat after an empty
527        string has been matched (to stop an infinite loop). It was not recognizing
528        a conditional subpattern that could match an empty string if that
529        subpattern was within another subpattern. For example, it looped when
530        trying to match  (((?(1)X|))*)  but it was OK with  ((?(1)X|)*)  where the
531        condition was not nested. This bug has been fixed.
533    12. A pattern like \X?\d or \P{L}?\d in non-UTF-8 mode could cause a backtrack
534        past the start of the subject in the presence of bytes with the top bit
535        set, for example "\x8aBCD".
537    13. Added Perl 5.10 experimental backtracking controls (*FAIL), (*F), (*PRUNE),
538        (*SKIP), (*THEN), (*COMMIT), and (*ACCEPT).
540    14. Optimized (?!) to (*FAIL).
542    15. Updated the test for a valid UTF-8 string to conform to the later RFC 3629.
543        This restricts code points to be within the range 0 to 0x10FFFF, excluding
544        the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the
545        full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still
546        does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.
548    16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)
549        processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during
550        backslash processing.
552    17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)
553        for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".
555    18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"
556        caused an overrun.
558    19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with
559        something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an
560        unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see
561        whether the group could match an empty string).
563    20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,
564        [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)
566    21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.
568    22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory
569        reference during compilation.
571    23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled
572        expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look
573        behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was
574        present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared
575        with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along
576        the compiled data. Specifically:
578        (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed
579            length.
581        (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or
582            loops.
584        (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect
585            "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.
587        (d) A pattern like (\P{Yi}{2}\277)? could loop at compile time.
589    24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte
590        characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").
592    25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
594    26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
595        character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
597    27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
598        \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
600    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
601        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
602        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
603        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
604        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
605        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
606        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
607        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
608        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
609        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
610        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
612    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
615    Version 7.2 19-Jun-07
616    ---------------------
618     1. If the fr_FR locale cannot be found for test 3, try the "french" locale,
619        which is apparently normally available under Windows.
621     2. Re-jig the pcregrep tests with different newline settings in an attempt
622        to make them independent of the local environment's newline setting.
624     3. Add code to configure.ac to remove -g from the CFLAGS default settings.
626     4. Some of the "internals" tests were previously cut out when the link size
627        was not 2, because the output contained actual offsets. The recent new
628        "Z" feature of pcretest means that these can be cut out, making the tests
629        usable with all link sizes.
631     5. Implemented Stan Switzer's goto replacement for longjmp() when not using
632        stack recursion. This gives a massive performance boost under BSD, but just
633        a small improvement under Linux. However, it saves one field in the frame
634        in all cases.
636     6. Added more features from the forthcoming Perl 5.10:
638        (a) (?-n) (where n is a string of digits) is a relative subroutine or
639            recursion call. It refers to the nth most recently opened parentheses.
641        (b) (?+n) is also a relative subroutine call; it refers to the nth next
642            to be opened parentheses.
644        (c) Conditions that refer to capturing parentheses can be specified
645            relatively, for example, (?(-2)... or (?(+3)...
647        (d) \K resets the start of the current match so that everything before
648            is not part of it.
650        (e) \k{name} is synonymous with \k<name> and \k'name' (.NET compatible).
652        (f) \g{name} is another synonym - part of Perl 5.10's unification of
653            reference syntax.
655        (g) (?| introduces a group in which the numbering of parentheses in each
656            alternative starts with the same number.
658        (h) \h, \H, \v, and \V match horizontal and vertical whitespace.
660     7. Added two new calls to pcre_fullinfo(): PCRE_INFO_OKPARTIAL and
663     8. A pattern such as  (.*(.)?)*  caused pcre_exec() to fail by either not
664        terminating or by crashing. Diagnosed by Viktor Griph; it was in the code
665        for detecting groups that can match an empty string.
667     9. A pattern with a very large number of alternatives (more than several
668        hundred) was running out of internal workspace during the pre-compile
669        phase, where pcre_compile() figures out how much memory will be needed. A
670        bit of new cunning has reduced the workspace needed for groups with
671        alternatives. The 1000-alternative test pattern now uses 12 bytes of
672        workspace instead of running out of the 4096 that are available.
674    10. Inserted some missing (unsigned int) casts to get rid of compiler warnings.
676    11. Applied patch from Google to remove an optimization that didn't quite work.
677        The report of the bug said:
679          pcrecpp::RE("a*").FullMatch("aaa") matches, while
680          pcrecpp::RE("a*?").FullMatch("aaa") does not, and
681          pcrecpp::RE("a*?\\z").FullMatch("aaa") does again.
683    12. If \p or \P was used in non-UTF-8 mode on a character greater than 127
684        it matched the wrong number of bytes.
687    Version 7.1 24-Apr-07
688    ---------------------
690     1. Applied Bob Rossi and Daniel G's patches to convert the build system to one
691        that is more "standard", making use of automake and other Autotools. There
692      is some re-arrangement of the files and adjustment of comments consequent      is some re-arrangement of the files and adjustment of comments consequent
693      on this.      on this.
695   2. Part of the patch fixed a problem with the pcregrep tests. The test of -r   2. Part of the patch fixed a problem with the pcregrep tests. The test of -r
696      for recursive directory scanning broke on some systems because the files      for recursive directory scanning broke on some systems because the files
697      are not scanned in any specific order and on different systems the order      are not scanned in any specific order and on different systems the order
698      was different. A call to "sort" has been inserted into RunGrepTest for the      was different. A call to "sort" has been inserted into RunGrepTest for the
699      approprate test as a short-term fix. In the longer term there may be an      approprate test as a short-term fix. In the longer term there may be an
700      alternative.      alternative.
702   3. I had an email from Eric Raymond about problems translating some of PCRE's   3. I had an email from Eric Raymond about problems translating some of PCRE's
703      man pages to HTML (despite the fact that I distribute HTML pages, some      man pages to HTML (despite the fact that I distribute HTML pages, some
704      people do their own conversions for various reasons). The problems      people do their own conversions for various reasons). The problems
705      concerned the use of low-level troff macros .br and .in. I have therefore      concerned the use of low-level troff macros .br and .in. I have therefore
706      removed all such uses from the man pages (some were redundant, some could      removed all such uses from the man pages (some were redundant, some could
707      be replaced by .nf/.fi pairs). The maintain/132html script that I use to      be replaced by .nf/.fi pairs). The 132html script that I use to generate
708      generate HTML has been updated to handle .nf/.fi and to complain if it      HTML has been updated to handle .nf/.fi and to complain if it encounters
709      encounters .br or .in.      .br or .in.
711   4. Updated comments in configure.ac that get placed in config.h.in and also   4. Updated comments in configure.ac that get placed in config.h.in and also
712      arranged for config.h to be included in the distribution, for the benefit      arranged for config.h to be included in the distribution, with the name
713      of those who have to compile without Autotools (compare pcre.h).      config.h.generic, for the benefit of those who have to compile without
714        Autotools (compare pcre.h, which is now distributed as pcre.h.generic).
715   5. Updated the support (such as it is) for Virtual Pascal, thanks to Stefan  
716      Weber: (1) pcre_internal.h was missing some function renames; (2) updated   5. Updated the support (such as it is) for Virtual Pascal, thanks to Stefan
717      makevp.bat for the current PCRE, using the additional files !compile.txt,      Weber: (1) pcre_internal.h was missing some function renames; (2) updated
718      !linklib.txt, and pcregexp.pas.      makevp.bat for the current PCRE, using the additional files
719        makevp_c.txt, makevp_l.txt, and pcregexp.pas.
721     6. A Windows user reported a minor discrepancy with test 2, which turned out
722        to be caused by a trailing space on an input line that had got lost in his
723        copy. The trailing space was an accident, so I've just removed it.
725     7. Add -Wl,-R... flags in pcre-config.in for *BSD* systems, as I'm told
726        that is needed.
728     8. Mark ucp_table (in ucptable.h) and ucp_gentype (in pcre_ucp_searchfuncs.c)
729        as "const" (a) because they are and (b) because it helps the PHP
730        maintainers who have recently made a script to detect big data structures
731        in the php code that should be moved to the .rodata section. I remembered
732        to update Builducptable as well, so it won't revert if ucptable.h is ever
733        re-created.
735     9. Added some extra #ifdef SUPPORT_UTF8 conditionals into pcretest.c,
736        pcre_printint.src, pcre_compile.c, pcre_study.c, and pcre_tables.c, in
737        order to be able to cut out the UTF-8 tables in the latter when UTF-8
738        support is not required. This saves 1.5-2K of code, which is important in
739        some applications.
741        Later: more #ifdefs are needed in pcre_ord2utf8.c and pcre_valid_utf8.c
742        so as not to refer to the tables, even though these functions will never be
743        called when UTF-8 support is disabled. Otherwise there are problems with a
744        shared library.
746    10. Fixed two bugs in the emulated memmove() function in pcre_internal.h:
748        (a) It was defining its arguments as char * instead of void *.
750        (b) It was assuming that all moves were upwards in memory; this was true
751            a long time ago when I wrote it, but is no longer the case.
753        The emulated memove() is provided for those environments that have neither
754        memmove() nor bcopy(). I didn't think anyone used it these days, but that
755        is clearly not the case, as these two bugs were recently reported.
757    11. The script PrepareRelease is now distributed: it calls 132html, CleanTxt,
758        and Detrail to create the HTML documentation, the .txt form of the man
759        pages, and it removes trailing spaces from listed files. It also creates
760        pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic from pcre.h and config.h. In the latter
761        case, it wraps all the #defines with #ifndefs. This script should be run
762        before "make dist".
764    12. Fixed two fairly obscure bugs concerned with quantified caseless matching
765        with Unicode property support.
767        (a) For a maximizing quantifier, if the two different cases of the
768            character were of different lengths in their UTF-8 codings (there are
769            some cases like this - I found 11), and the matching function had to
770            back up over a mixture of the two cases, it incorrectly assumed they
771            were both the same length.
773        (b) When PCRE was configured to use the heap rather than the stack for
774            recursion during matching, it was not correctly preserving the data for
775            the other case of a UTF-8 character when checking ahead for a match
776            while processing a minimizing repeat. If the check also involved
777            matching a wide character, but failed, corruption could cause an
778            erroneous result when trying to check for a repeat of the original
779            character.
781    13. Some tidying changes to the testing mechanism:
783        (a) The RunTest script now detects the internal link size and whether there
784            is UTF-8 and UCP support by running ./pcretest -C instead of relying on
785            values substituted by "configure". (The RunGrepTest script already did
786            this for UTF-8.) The configure.ac script no longer substitutes the
787            relevant variables.
789        (b) The debugging options /B and /D in pcretest show the compiled bytecode
790            with length and offset values. This means that the output is different
791            for different internal link sizes. Test 2 is skipped for link sizes
792            other than 2 because of this, bypassing the problem. Unfortunately,
793            there was also a test in test 3 (the locale tests) that used /B and
794            failed for link sizes other than 2. Rather than cut the whole test out,
795            I have added a new /Z option to pcretest that replaces the length and
796            offset values with spaces. This is now used to make test 3 independent
797            of link size. (Test 2 will be tidied up later.)
799    14. If erroroffset was passed as NULL to pcre_compile, it provoked a
800        segmentation fault instead of returning the appropriate error message.
802    15. In multiline mode when the newline sequence was set to "any", the pattern
803        ^$ would give a match between the \r and \n of a subject such as "A\r\nB".
804        This doesn't seem right; it now treats the CRLF combination as the line
805        ending, and so does not match in that case. It's only a pattern such as ^$
806        that would hit this one: something like ^ABC$ would have failed after \r
807        and then tried again after \r\n.
809    16. Changed the comparison command for RunGrepTest from "diff -u" to "diff -ub"
810        in an attempt to make files that differ only in their line terminators
811        compare equal. This works on Linux.
813    17. Under certain error circumstances pcregrep might try to free random memory
814        as it exited. This is now fixed, thanks to valgrind.
816    19. In pcretest, if the pattern /(?m)^$/g<any> was matched against the string
817        "abc\r\n\r\n", it found an unwanted second match after the second \r. This
818        was because its rules for how to advance for /g after matching an empty
819        string at the end of a line did not allow for this case. They now check for
820        it specially.
822    20. pcretest is supposed to handle patterns and data of any length, by
823        extending its buffers when necessary. It was getting this wrong when the
824        buffer for a data line had to be extended.
826    21. Added PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF which is like ANY, but matches only CR, LF, or
827        CRLF as a newline sequence.
829    22. Code for handling Unicode properties in pcre_dfa_exec() wasn't being cut
830        out by #ifdef SUPPORT_UCP. This did no harm, as it could never be used, but
831        I have nevertheless tidied it up.
833    23. Added some casts to kill warnings from HP-UX ia64 compiler.
835    24. Added a man page for pcre-config.
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