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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 8.21  Version 8.30
5  ------------  ------------
6    
7    1.  Renamed "isnumber" as "is_a_number" because in some Mac environments this
8        name is defined in ctype.h.
9    
10    2.  Fixed a bug in fixed-length calculation for lookbehinds that would show up
11        only in quite long subpatterns.
12    
13    3.  Removed the function pcre_info(), which has been obsolete and deprecated
14        since it was replaced by pcre_fullinfo() in February 2000.
15    
16    4.  For a non-anchored pattern, if (*SKIP) was given with a name that did not
17        match a (*MARK), and the match failed at the start of the subject, a
18        reference to memory before the start of the subject could occur. This bug
19        was introduced by fix 17 of release 8.21.
20    
21    5.  A reference to an unset group with zero minimum repetition was giving
22        totally wrong answers (in non-JavaScript-compatibility mode). For example,
23        /(another)?(\1?)test/ matched against "hello world test". This bug was
24        introduced in release 8.13.
25    
26    6.  Add support for 16-bit character strings (a large amount of work involving
27        many changes and refactorings).
28    
29    7.  RunGrepTest failed on msys because \r\n was replaced by whitespace when the
30        command "pattern=`printf 'xxx\r\njkl'`" was run. The pattern is now taken
31        from a file.
32    
33    8.  Ovector size of 2 is also supported by JIT based pcre_exec (the ovector size
34        rounding is not applied in this particular case).
35    
36    
37    Version 8.21 12-Dec-2011
38    ------------------------
39    
40  1.  Updating the JIT compiler.  1.  Updating the JIT compiler.
41    
42  2.  JIT compiler now supports OP_NCREF, OP_RREF and OP_NRREF. New test cases  2.  JIT compiler now supports OP_NCREF, OP_RREF and OP_NRREF. New test cases
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46      PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES is not suported by JIT, and should be checked before      PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES is not suported by JIT, and should be checked before
47      calling _pcre_jit_exec. Some extra comments are added.      calling _pcre_jit_exec. Some extra comments are added.
48    
49  4.  Mark settings inside atomic groups that do not contain any capturing  4.  (*MARK) settings inside atomic groups that do not contain any capturing
50      parentheses, for example, (?>a(*:m)), were not being passed out. This bug      parentheses, for example, (?>a(*:m)), were not being passed out. This bug
51      was introduced by change 18 for 8.20.      was introduced by change 18 for 8.20.
52    
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55    
56  6.  Lookbehinds such as (?<=a{2}b) that contained a fixed repetition were  6.  Lookbehinds such as (?<=a{2}b) that contained a fixed repetition were
57      erroneously being rejected as "not fixed length" if PCRE_CASELESS was set.      erroneously being rejected as "not fixed length" if PCRE_CASELESS was set.
58      This bug was probably introduced by change 9 of 8.13.      This bug was probably introduced by change 9 of 8.13.
59    
60  7.  While fixing 6 above, I noticed that a number of other items were being  7.  While fixing 6 above, I noticed that a number of other items were being
61      incorrectly rejected as "not fixed length". This arose partly because newer      incorrectly rejected as "not fixed length". This arose partly because newer
62      opcodes had not been added to the fixed-length checking code. I have (a)      opcodes had not been added to the fixed-length checking code. I have (a)
63      corrected the bug and added tests for these items, and (b) arranged for an      corrected the bug and added tests for these items, and (b) arranged for an
64      error to occur if an unknown opcode is encountered while checking for fixed      error to occur if an unknown opcode is encountered while checking for fixed
65      length instead of just assuming "not fixed length". The items that were      length instead of just assuming "not fixed length". The items that were
66      rejected were: (*ACCEPT), (*COMMIT), (*FAIL), (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP),      rejected were: (*ACCEPT), (*COMMIT), (*FAIL), (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP),
67      (*THEN), \h, \H, \v, \V, and single character negative classes with fixed      (*THEN), \h, \H, \v, \V, and single character negative classes with fixed
68      repetitions, e.g. [^a]{3}, with and without PCRE_CASELESS.      repetitions, e.g. [^a]{3}, with and without PCRE_CASELESS.
69    
70  8.  A possessively repeated conditional subpattern such as (?(?=c)c|d)++ was  8.  A possessively repeated conditional subpattern such as (?(?=c)c|d)++ was
71      being incorrectly compiled and would have given unpredicatble results.      being incorrectly compiled and would have given unpredicatble results.
72    
73  9.  A possessively repeated subpattern with minimum repeat count greater than  9.  A possessively repeated subpattern with minimum repeat count greater than
74      one behaved incorrectly. For example, (A){2,}+ behaved as if it was      one behaved incorrectly. For example, (A){2,}+ behaved as if it was
75      (A)(A)++ which meant that, after a subsequent mismatch, backtracking into      (A)(A)++ which meant that, after a subsequent mismatch, backtracking into
76      the first (A) could occur when it should not.      the first (A) could occur when it should not.
77    
78  10. Add a cast and remove a redundant test from the code.  10. Add a cast and remove a redundant test from the code.
79    
80  11. JIT should use pcre_malloc/pcre_free for allocation.  11. JIT should use pcre_malloc/pcre_free for allocation.
81    
82  12. Updated pcre-config so that it no longer shows -L/usr/lib, which seems  12. Updated pcre-config so that it no longer shows -L/usr/lib, which seems
83      best practice nowadays, and helps with cross-compiling. (If the exec_prefix      best practice nowadays, and helps with cross-compiling. (If the exec_prefix
84      is anything other than /usr, -L is still shown).      is anything other than /usr, -L is still shown).
85    
86  13. In non-UTF-8 mode, \C is now supported in lookbehinds and DFA matching.  13. In non-UTF-8 mode, \C is now supported in lookbehinds and DFA matching.
87    
88  14. Perl does not support \N without a following name in a [] class; PCRE now  14. Perl does not support \N without a following name in a [] class; PCRE now
89      also gives an error.      also gives an error.
90    
91  15. If a forward reference was repeated with an upper limit of around 2000,  15. If a forward reference was repeated with an upper limit of around 2000,
92      it caused the error "internal error: overran compiling workspace". The      it caused the error "internal error: overran compiling workspace". The
93      maximum number of forward references (including repeats) was limited by the      maximum number of forward references (including repeats) was limited by the
94      internal workspace, and dependent on the LINK_SIZE. The code has been      internal workspace, and dependent on the LINK_SIZE. The code has been
95      rewritten so that the workspace expands (via pcre_malloc) if necessary, and      rewritten so that the workspace expands (via pcre_malloc) if necessary, and
96      the default depends on LINK_SIZE. There is a new upper limit (for safety)      the default depends on LINK_SIZE. There is a new upper limit (for safety)
97      of around 200,000 forward references. While doing this, I also speeded up      of around 200,000 forward references. While doing this, I also speeded up
98      the filling in of repeated forward references.      the filling in of repeated forward references.
99    
100  16. A repeated forward reference in a pattern such as (a)(?2){2}(.) was  16. A repeated forward reference in a pattern such as (a)(?2){2}(.) was
101      incorrectly expecting the subject to contain another "a" after the start.      incorrectly expecting the subject to contain another "a" after the start.
102    
103  17. When (*SKIP:name) is activated without a corresponding (*MARK:name) earlier  17. When (*SKIP:name) is activated without a corresponding (*MARK:name) earlier
104      in the match, the SKIP should be ignored. This was not happening; instead      in the match, the SKIP should be ignored. This was not happening; instead
105      the SKIP was being treated as NOMATCH. For patterns such as      the SKIP was being treated as NOMATCH. For patterns such as
106      /A(*MARK:A)A+(*SKIP:B)Z|AAC/ this meant that the AAC branch was never      /A(*MARK:A)A+(*SKIP:B)Z|AAC/ this meant that the AAC branch was never
107      tested.      tested.
108    
109  18. The behaviour of (*MARK), (*PRUNE), and (*THEN) has been reworked and is  18. The behaviour of (*MARK), (*PRUNE), and (*THEN) has been reworked and is
110      now much more compatible with Perl, in particular in cases where the result      now much more compatible with Perl, in particular in cases where the result
111      is a non-match for a non-anchored pattern. For example, if      is a non-match for a non-anchored pattern. For example, if
112      /b(*:m)f|a(*:n)w/ is matched against "abc", the non-match returns the name      /b(*:m)f|a(*:n)w/ is matched against "abc", the non-match returns the name
113      "m", where previously it did not return a name. A side effect of this      "m", where previously it did not return a name. A side effect of this
114      change is that for partial matches, the last encountered mark name is      change is that for partial matches, the last encountered mark name is
115      returned, as for non matches. A number of tests that were previously not      returned, as for non matches. A number of tests that were previously not
116      Perl-compatible have been moved into the Perl-compatible test files. The      Perl-compatible have been moved into the Perl-compatible test files. The
117      refactoring has had the pleasing side effect of removing one argument from      refactoring has had the pleasing side effect of removing one argument from
118      the match() function, thus reducing its stack requirements.      the match() function, thus reducing its stack requirements.
119    
120    19. If the /S+ option was used in pcretest to study a pattern using JIT,
121        subsequent uses of /S (without +) incorrectly behaved like /S+.
122    
123    21. Retrieve executable code size support for the JIT compiler and fixing
124        some warnings.
125    
126    22. A caseless match of a UTF-8 character whose other case uses fewer bytes did
127        not work when the shorter character appeared right at the end of the
128        subject string.
129    
130    23. Added some (int) casts to non-JIT modules to reduce warnings on 64-bit
131        systems.
132    
133    24. Added PCRE_INFO_JITSIZE to pass on the value from (21) above, and also
134        output it when the /M option is used in pcretest.
135    
136    25. The CheckMan script was not being included in the distribution. Also, added
137        an explicit "perl" to run Perl scripts from the PrepareRelease script
138        because this is reportedly needed in Windows.
139    
140    26. If study data was being save in a file and studying had not found a set of
141        "starts with" bytes for the pattern, the data written to the file (though
142        never used) was taken from uninitialized memory and so caused valgrind to
143        complain.
144    
145    27. Updated RunTest.bat as provided by Sheri Pierce.
146    
147    28. Fixed a possible uninitialized memory bug in pcre_jit_compile.c.
148    
149    29. Computation of memory usage for the table of capturing group names was
150        giving an unnecessarily large value.
151    
152    
153  Version 8.20 21-Oct-2011  Version 8.20 21-Oct-2011
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