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4  Version 8.13 02-Aug-2011  Note that the PCRE 8.xx series (PCRE1) is now in a bugfix-only state. All
5    development is happening in the PCRE2 10.xx series.
7    Version 8.38 xx-xxx-xxxx
8    ------------------------
10    1.  If a group that contained a recursive back reference also contained a
11        forward reference subroutine call followed by a non-forward-reference
12        subroutine call, for example /.((?2)(?R)\1)()/, pcre2_compile() failed to
13        compile correct code, leading to undefined behaviour or an internally
14        detected error. This bug was discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
16    2.  Quantification of certain items (e.g. atomic back references) could cause
17        incorrect code to be compiled when recursive forward references were
18        involved. For example, in this pattern: /(?1)()((((((\1++))\x85)+)|))/.
19        This bug was discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
21    3.  A repeated conditional group whose condition was a reference by name caused
22        a buffer overflow if there was more than one group with the given name.
23        This bug was discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
25    4.  A recursive back reference by name within a group that had the same name as
26        another group caused a buffer overflow. For example:
27        /(?J)(?'d'(?'d'\g{d}))/. This bug was discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
29    5.  A forward reference by name to a group whose number is the same as the
30        current group, for example in this pattern: /(?|(\k'Pm')|(?'Pm'))/, caused
31        a buffer overflow at compile time. This bug was discovered by the LLVM
32        fuzzer.
34    6.  A lookbehind assertion within a set of mutually recursive subpatterns could
35        provoke a buffer overflow. This bug was discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
37    7.  Another buffer overflow bug involved duplicate named groups with a
38        reference between their definition, with a group that reset capture
39        numbers, for example: /(?J:(?|(?'R')(\k'R')|((?'R'))))/. This has been
40        fixed by always allowing for more memory, even if not needed. (A proper fix
41        is implemented in PCRE2, but it involves more refactoring.)
43    8.  There was no check for integer overflow in subroutine calls such as (?123).
45    9.  The table entry for \l in EBCDIC environments was incorrect, leading to its
46        being treated as a literal 'l' instead of causing an error.
48    10. There was a buffer overflow if pcre_exec() was called with an ovector of
49        size 1. This bug was found by american fuzzy lop.
51    11. If a non-capturing group containing a conditional group that could match
52        an empty string was repeated, it was not identified as matching an empty
53        string itself. For example: /^(?:(?(1)x|)+)+$()/.
55    12. In an EBCDIC environment, pcretest was mishandling the escape sequences
56        \a and \e in test subject lines.
58    13. In an EBCDIC environment, \a in a pattern was converted to the ASCII
59        instead of the EBCDIC value.
61    14. The handling of \c in an EBCDIC environment has been revised so that it is
62        now compatible with the specification in Perl's perlebcdic page.
64    15. The EBCDIC character 0x41 is a non-breaking space, equivalent to 0xa0 in
65        ASCII/Unicode. This has now been added to the list of characters that are
66        recognized as white space in EBCDIC.
68    16. When PCRE was compiled without UCP support, the use of \p and \P gave an
69        error (correctly) when used outside a class, but did not give an error
70        within a class.
72    17. \h within a class was incorrectly compiled in EBCDIC environments.
74    18. A pattern with an unmatched closing parenthesis that contained a backward
75        assertion which itself contained a forward reference caused buffer
76        overflow. And example pattern is: /(?=di(?<=(?1))|(?=(.))))/.
78    19. JIT should return with error when the compiled pattern requires more stack
79        space than the maximum.
81    20. A possessively repeated conditional group that could match an empty string,
82        for example, /(?(R))*+/, was incorrectly compiled.
84    21. Fix infinite recursion in the JIT compiler when certain patterns such as
85        /(?:|a|){100}x/ are analysed.
87    22. Some patterns with character classes involving [: and \\ were incorrectly
88        compiled and could cause reading from uninitialized memory or an incorrect
89        error diagnosis.
91    23. Pathological patterns containing many nested occurrences of [: caused
92        pcre_compile() to run for a very long time.
94    24. A conditional group with only one branch has an implicit empty alternative
95        branch and must therefore be treated as potentially matching an empty
96        string.
98    25. If (?R was followed by - or + incorrect behaviour happened instead of a
99        diagnostic.
101    26. Arrange to give up on finding the minimum matching length for overly
102        complex patterns.
104    27. Similar to (4) above: in a pattern with duplicated named groups and an
105        occurrence of (?| it is possible for an apparently non-recursive back
106        reference to become recursive if a later named group with the relevant
107        number is encountered. This could lead to a buffer overflow. Wen Guanxing
108        from Venustech ADLAB discovered this bug.
110    28. If pcregrep was given the -q option with -c or -l, or when handling a
111        binary file, it incorrectly wrote output to stdout.
114    Version 8.37 28-April-2015
115    --------------------------
117    1.  When an (*ACCEPT) is triggered inside capturing parentheses, it arranges
118        for those parentheses to be closed with whatever has been captured so far.
119        However, it was failing to mark any other groups between the hightest
120        capture so far and the currrent group as "unset". Thus, the ovector for
121        those groups contained whatever was previously there. An example is the
122        pattern /(x)|((*ACCEPT))/ when matched against "abcd".
124    2.  If an assertion condition was quantified with a minimum of zero (an odd
125        thing to do, but it happened), SIGSEGV or other misbehaviour could occur.
127    3.  If a pattern in pcretest input had the P (POSIX) modifier followed by an
128        unrecognized modifier, a crash could occur.
130    4.  An attempt to do global matching in pcretest with a zero-length ovector
131        caused a crash.
133    5.  Fixed a memory leak during matching that could occur for a subpattern
134        subroutine call (recursive or otherwise) if the number of captured groups
135        that had to be saved was greater than ten.
137    6.  Catch a bad opcode during auto-possessification after compiling a bad UTF
138        string with NO_UTF_CHECK. This is a tidyup, not a bug fix, as passing bad
139        UTF with NO_UTF_CHECK is documented as having an undefined outcome.
141    7.  A UTF pattern containing a "not" match of a non-ASCII character and a
142        subroutine reference could loop at compile time. Example: /[^\xff]((?1))/.
144    8. When a pattern is compiled, it remembers the highest back reference so that
145       when matching, if the ovector is too small, extra memory can be obtained to
146       use instead. A conditional subpattern whose condition is a check on a
147       capture having happened, such as, for example in the pattern
148       /^(?:(a)|b)(?(1)A|B)/, is another kind of back reference, but it was not
149       setting the highest backreference number. This mattered only if pcre_exec()
150       was called with an ovector that was too small to hold the capture, and there
151       was no other kind of back reference (a situation which is probably quite
152       rare). The effect of the bug was that the condition was always treated as
153       FALSE when the capture could not be consulted, leading to a incorrect
154       behaviour by pcre_exec(). This bug has been fixed.
156    9. A reference to a duplicated named group (either a back reference or a test
157       for being set in a conditional) that occurred in a part of the pattern where
158       PCRE_DUPNAMES was not set caused the amount of memory needed for the pattern
159       to be incorrectly calculated, leading to overwriting.
161    10. A mutually recursive set of back references such as (\2)(\1) caused a
162        segfault at study time (while trying to find the minimum matching length).
163        The infinite loop is now broken (with the minimum length unset, that is,
164        zero).
166    11. If an assertion that was used as a condition was quantified with a minimum
167        of zero, matching went wrong. In particular, if the whole group had
168        unlimited repetition and could match an empty string, a segfault was
169        likely. The pattern (?(?=0)?)+ is an example that caused this. Perl allows
170        assertions to be quantified, but not if they are being used as conditions,
171        so the above pattern is faulted by Perl. PCRE has now been changed so that
172        it also rejects such patterns.
174    12. A possessive capturing group such as (a)*+ with a minimum repeat of zero
175        failed to allow the zero-repeat case if pcre2_exec() was called with an
176        ovector too small to capture the group.
178    13. Fixed two bugs in pcretest that were discovered by fuzzing and reported by
179        Red Hat Product Security:
181        (a) A crash if /K and /F were both set with the option to save the compiled
182        pattern.
184        (b) Another crash if the option to print captured substrings in a callout
185        was combined with setting a null ovector, for example \O\C+ as a subject
186        string.
188    14. A pattern such as "((?2){0,1999}())?", which has a group containing a
189        forward reference repeated a large (but limited) number of times within a
190        repeated outer group that has a zero minimum quantifier, caused incorrect
191        code to be compiled, leading to the error "internal error:
192        previously-checked referenced subpattern not found" when an incorrect
193        memory address was read. This bug was reported as "heap overflow",
194        discovered by Kai Lu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs and given the CVE number
195        CVE-2015-2325.
197    23. A pattern such as "((?+1)(\1))/" containing a forward reference subroutine
198        call within a group that also contained a recursive back reference caused
199        incorrect code to be compiled. This bug was reported as "heap overflow",
200        discovered by Kai Lu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, and given the CVE
201        number CVE-2015-2326.
203    24. Computing the size of the JIT read-only data in advance has been a source
204        of various issues, and new ones are still appear unfortunately. To fix
205        existing and future issues, size computation is eliminated from the code,
206        and replaced by on-demand memory allocation.
208    25. A pattern such as /(?i)[A-`]/, where characters in the other case are
209        adjacent to the end of the range, and the range contained characters with
210        more than one other case, caused incorrect behaviour when compiled in UTF
211        mode. In that example, the range a-j was left out of the class.
213    26. Fix JIT compilation of conditional blocks, which assertion
214        is converted to (*FAIL). E.g: /(?(?!))/.
216    27. The pattern /(?(?!)^)/ caused references to random memory. This bug was
217        discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
219    28. The assertion (?!) is optimized to (*FAIL). This was not handled correctly
220        when this assertion was used as a condition, for example (?(?!)a|b). In
221        pcre2_match() it worked by luck; in pcre2_dfa_match() it gave an incorrect
222        error about an unsupported item.
224    29. For some types of pattern, for example /Z*(|d*){216}/, the auto-
225        possessification code could take exponential time to complete. A recursion
226        depth limit of 1000 has been imposed to limit the resources used by this
227        optimization.
229    30. A pattern such as /(*UTF)[\S\V\H]/, which contains a negated special class
230        such as \S in non-UCP mode, explicit wide characters (> 255) can be ignored
231        because \S ensures they are all in the class. The code for doing this was
232        interacting badly with the code for computing the amount of space needed to
233        compile the pattern, leading to a buffer overflow. This bug was discovered
234        by the LLVM fuzzer.
236    31. A pattern such as /((?2)+)((?1))/ which has mutual recursion nested inside
237        other kinds of group caused stack overflow at compile time. This bug was
238        discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
240    32. A pattern such as /(?1)(?#?'){8}(a)/ which had a parenthesized comment
241        between a subroutine call and its quantifier was incorrectly compiled,
242        leading to buffer overflow or other errors. This bug was discovered by the
243        LLVM fuzzer.
245    33. The illegal pattern /(?(?<E>.*!.*)?)/ was not being diagnosed as missing an
246        assertion after (?(. The code was failing to check the character after
247        (?(?< for the ! or = that would indicate a lookbehind assertion. This bug
248        was discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
250    34. A pattern such as /X((?2)()*+){2}+/ which has a possessive quantifier with
251        a fixed maximum following a group that contains a subroutine reference was
252        incorrectly compiled and could trigger buffer overflow. This bug was
253        discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
255    35. A mutual recursion within a lookbehind assertion such as (?<=((?2))((?1)))
256        caused a stack overflow instead of the diagnosis of a non-fixed length
257        lookbehind assertion. This bug was discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
259    36. The use of \K in a positive lookbehind assertion in a non-anchored pattern
260        (e.g. /(?<=\Ka)/) could make pcregrep loop.
262    37. There was a similar problem to 36 in pcretest for global matches.
264    38. If a greedy quantified \X was preceded by \C in UTF mode (e.g. \C\X*),
265        and a subsequent item in the pattern caused a non-match, backtracking over
266        the repeated \X did not stop, but carried on past the start of the subject,
267        causing reference to random memory and/or a segfault. There were also some
268        other cases where backtracking after \C could crash. This set of bugs was
269        discovered by the LLVM fuzzer.
271    39. The function for finding the minimum length of a matching string could take
272        a very long time if mutual recursion was present many times in a pattern,
273        for example, /((?2){73}(?2))((?1))/. A better mutual recursion detection
274        method has been implemented. This infelicity was discovered by the LLVM
275        fuzzer.
277    40. Static linking against the PCRE library using the pkg-config module was
278        failing on missing pthread symbols.
281    Version 8.36 26-September-2014
282    ------------------------------
284    1.  Got rid of some compiler warnings in the C++ modules that were shown up by
285        -Wmissing-field-initializers and -Wunused-parameter.
287    2.  The tests for quantifiers being too big (greater than 65535) were being
288        applied after reading the number, and stupidly assuming that integer
289        overflow would give a negative number. The tests are now applied as the
290        numbers are read.
292    3.  Tidy code in pcre_exec.c where two branches that used to be different are
293        now the same.
295    4.  The JIT compiler did not generate match limit checks for certain
296        bracketed expressions with quantifiers. This may lead to exponential
297        backtracking, instead of returning with PCRE_ERROR_MATCHLIMIT. This
298        issue should be resolved now.
300    5.  Fixed an issue, which occures when nested alternatives are optimized
301        with table jumps.
303    6.  Inserted two casts and changed some ints to size_t in the light of some
304        reported 64-bit compiler warnings (Bugzilla 1477).
306    7.  Fixed a bug concerned with zero-minimum possessive groups that could match
307        an empty string, which sometimes were behaving incorrectly in the
308        interpreter (though correctly in the JIT matcher). This pcretest input is
309        an example:
311          '\A(?:[^"]++|"(?:[^"]*+|"")*+")++'
314        the interpreter was reporting a match of 'NON QUOTED ' only, whereas the
315        JIT matcher and Perl both matched 'NON QUOTED "QUOT""ED" AFTER '. The test
316        for an empty string was breaking the inner loop and carrying on at a lower
317        level, when possessive repeated groups should always return to a higher
318        level as they have no backtrack points in them. The empty string test now
319        occurs at the outer level.
321    8.  Fixed a bug that was incorrectly auto-possessifying \w+ in the pattern
322        ^\w+(?>\s*)(?<=\w) which caused it not to match "test test".
324    9.  Give a compile-time error for \o{} (as Perl does) and for \x{} (which Perl
325        doesn't).
327    10. Change 8.34/15 introduced a bug that caused the amount of memory needed
328        to hold a pattern to be incorrectly computed (too small) when there were
329        named back references to duplicated names. This could cause "internal
330        error: code overflow" or "double free or corruption" or other memory
331        handling errors.
333    11. When named subpatterns had the same prefixes, back references could be
334        confused. For example, in this pattern:
336          /(?P<Name>a)?(?P<Name2>b)?(?(<Name>)c|d)*l/
338        the reference to 'Name' was incorrectly treated as a reference to a
339        duplicate name.
341    12. A pattern such as /^s?c/mi8 where the optional character has more than
342        one "other case" was incorrectly compiled such that it would only try to
343        match starting at "c".
345    13. When a pattern starting with \s was studied, VT was not included in the
346        list of possible starting characters; this should have been part of the
347        8.34/18 patch.
349    14. If a character class started [\Qx]... where x is any character, the class
350        was incorrectly terminated at the ].
352    15. If a pattern that started with a caseless match for a character with more
353        than one "other case" was studied, PCRE did not set up the starting code
354        unit bit map for the list of possible characters. Now it does. This is an
355        optimization improvement, not a bug fix.
357    16. The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 7.0.0.
359    17. Fixed a number of memory leaks in pcregrep.
361    18. Avoid a compiler warning (from some compilers) for a function call with
362        a cast that removes "const" from an lvalue by using an intermediate
363        variable (to which the compiler does not object).
365    19. Incorrect code was compiled if a group that contained an internal recursive
366        back reference was optional (had quantifier with a minimum of zero). This
367        example compiled incorrect code: /(((a\2)|(a*)\g<-1>))*/ and other examples
368        caused segmentation faults because of stack overflows at compile time.
370    20. A pattern such as /((?(R)a|(?1)))+/, which contains a recursion within a
371        group that is quantified with an indefinite repeat, caused a compile-time
372        loop which used up all the system stack and provoked a segmentation fault.
373        This was not the same bug as 19 above.
375    21. Add PCRECPP_EXP_DECL declaration to operator<< in pcre_stringpiece.h.
376        Patch by Mike Frysinger.
379    Version 8.35 04-April-2014
380    --------------------------
382    1.  A new flag is set, when property checks are present in an XCLASS.
383        When this flag is not set, PCRE can perform certain optimizations
384        such as studying these XCLASS-es.
386    2.  The auto-possessification of character sets were improved: a normal
387        and an extended character set can be compared now. Furthermore
388        the JIT compiler optimizes more character set checks.
390    3.  Got rid of some compiler warnings for potentially uninitialized variables
391        that show up only when compiled with -O2.
393    4.  A pattern such as (?=ab\K) that uses \K in an assertion can set the start
394        of a match later then the end of the match. The pcretest program was not
395        handling the case sensibly - it was outputting from the start to the next
396        binary zero. It now reports this situation in a message, and outputs the
397        text from the end to the start.
399    5.  Fast forward search is improved in JIT. Instead of the first three
400        characters, any three characters with fixed position can be searched.
401        Search order: first, last, middle.
403    6.  Improve character range checks in JIT. Characters are read by an inprecise
404        function now, which returns with an unknown value if the character code is
405        above a certain threshold (e.g: 256). The only limitation is that the value
406        must be bigger than the threshold as well. This function is useful when
407        the characters above the threshold are handled in the same way.
409    7.  The macros whose names start with RAWUCHAR are placeholders for a future
410        mode in which only the bottom 21 bits of 32-bit data items are used. To
411        make this more memorable for those maintaining the code, the names have
412        been changed to start with UCHAR21, and an extensive comment has been added
413        to their definition.
415    8.  Add missing (new) files sljitNativeTILEGX.c and sljitNativeTILEGX-encoder.c
416        to the export list in Makefile.am (they were accidentally omitted from the
417        8.34 tarball).
419    9.  The informational output from pcretest used the phrase "starting byte set"
420        which is inappropriate for the 16-bit and 32-bit libraries. As the output
421        for "first char" and "need char" really means "non-UTF-char", I've changed
422        "byte" to "char", and slightly reworded the output. The documentation about
423        these values has also been (I hope) clarified.
425    10. Another JIT related optimization: use table jumps for selecting the correct
426        backtracking path, when more than four alternatives are present inside a
427        bracket.
429    11. Empty match is not possible, when the minimum length is greater than zero,
430        and there is no \K in the pattern. JIT should avoid empty match checks in
431        such cases.
433    12. In a caseless character class with UCP support, when a character with more
434        than one alternative case was not the first character of a range, not all
435        the alternative cases were added to the class. For example, s and \x{17f}
436        are both alternative cases for S: the class [RST] was handled correctly,
437        but [R-T] was not.
439    13. The configure.ac file always checked for pthread support when JIT was
440        enabled. This is not used in Windows, so I have put this test inside a
441        check for the presence of windows.h (which was already tested for).
443    14. Improve pattern prefix search by a simplified Boyer-Moore algorithm in JIT.
444        The algorithm provides a way to skip certain starting offsets, and usually
445        faster than linear prefix searches.
447    15. Change 13 for 8.20 updated RunTest to check for the 'fr' locale as well
448        as for 'fr_FR' and 'french'. For some reason, however, it then used the
449        Windows-specific input and output files, which have 'french' screwed in.
450        So this could never have worked. One of the problems with locales is that
451        they aren't always the same. I have now updated RunTest so that it checks
452        the output of the locale test (test 3) against three different output
453        files, and it allows the test to pass if any one of them matches. With luck
454        this should make the test pass on some versions of Solaris where it was
455        failing. Because of the uncertainty, the script did not used to stop if
456        test 3 failed; it now does. If further versions of a French locale ever
457        come to light, they can now easily be added.
459    16. If --with-pcregrep-bufsize was given a non-integer value such as "50K",
460        there was a message during ./configure, but it did not stop. This now
461        provokes an error. The invalid example in README has been corrected.
462        If a value less than the minimum is given, the minimum value has always
463        been used, but now a warning is given.
465    17. If --enable-bsr-anycrlf was set, the special 16/32-bit test failed. This
466        was a bug in the test system, which is now fixed. Also, the list of various
467        configurations that are tested for each release did not have one with both
468        16/32 bits and --enable-bar-anycrlf. It now does.
470    18. pcretest was missing "-C bsr" for displaying the \R default setting.
472    19. Little endian PowerPC systems are supported now by the JIT compiler.
474    20. The fast forward newline mechanism could enter to an infinite loop on
475        certain invalid UTF-8 input. Although we don't support these cases
476        this issue can be fixed by a performance optimization.
478    21. Change 33 of 8.34 is not sufficient to ensure stack safety because it does
479        not take account if existing stack usage. There is now a new global
480        variable called pcre_stack_guard that can be set to point to an external
481        function to check stack availability. It is called at the start of
482        processing every parenthesized group.
484    22. A typo in the code meant that in ungreedy mode the max/min qualifier
485        behaved like a min-possessive qualifier, and, for example, /a{1,3}b/U did
486        not match "ab".
488    23. When UTF was disabled, the JIT program reported some incorrect compile
489        errors. These messages are silenced now.
491    24. Experimental support for ARM-64 and MIPS-64 has been added to the JIT
492        compiler.
494    25. Change all the temporary files used in RunGrepTest to be different to those
495        used by RunTest so that the tests can be run simultaneously, for example by
496        "make -j check".
499    Version 8.34 15-December-2013
500    -----------------------------
502    1.  Add pcre[16|32]_jit_free_unused_memory to forcibly free unused JIT
503        executable memory. Patch inspired by Carsten Klein.
505    2.  ./configure --enable-coverage defined SUPPORT_GCOV in config.h, although
506        this macro is never tested and has no effect, because the work to support
507        coverage involves only compiling and linking options and special targets in
508        the Makefile. The comment in config.h implied that defining the macro would
509        enable coverage support, which is totally false. There was also support for
510        setting this macro in the CMake files (my fault, I just copied it from
511        configure). SUPPORT_GCOV has now been removed.
513    3.  Make a small performance improvement in strlen16() and strlen32() in
514        pcretest.
516    4.  Change 36 for 8.33 left some unreachable statements in pcre_exec.c,
517        detected by the Solaris compiler (gcc doesn't seem to be able to diagnose
518        these cases). There was also one in pcretest.c.
520    5.  Cleaned up a "may be uninitialized" compiler warning in pcre_exec.c.
522    6.  In UTF mode, the code for checking whether a group could match an empty
523        string (which is used for indefinitely repeated groups to allow for
524        breaking an infinite loop) was broken when the group contained a repeated
525        negated single-character class with a character that occupied more than one
526        data item and had a minimum repetition of zero (for example, [^\x{100}]* in
527        UTF-8 mode). The effect was undefined: the group might or might not be
528        deemed as matching an empty string, or the program might have crashed.
530    7.  The code for checking whether a group could match an empty string was not
531        recognizing that \h, \H, \v, \V, and \R must match a character.
533    8.  Implemented PCRE_INFO_MATCH_EMPTY, which yields 1 if the pattern can match
534        an empty string. If it can, pcretest shows this in its information output.
536    9.  Fixed two related bugs that applied to Unicode extended grapheme clusters
537        that were repeated with a maximizing qualifier (e.g. \X* or \X{2,5}) when
538        matched by pcre_exec() without using JIT:
540        (a) If the rest of the pattern did not match after a maximal run of
541            grapheme clusters, the code for backing up to try with fewer of them
542            did not always back up over a full grapheme when characters that do not
543            have the modifier quality were involved, e.g. Hangul syllables.
545        (b) If the match point in a subject started with modifier character, and
546            there was no match, the code could incorrectly back up beyond the match
547            point, and potentially beyond the first character in the subject,
548            leading to a segfault or an incorrect match result.
550    10. A conditional group with an assertion condition could lead to PCRE
551        recording an incorrect first data item for a match if no other first data
552        item was recorded. For example, the pattern (?(?=ab)ab) recorded "a" as a
553        first data item, and therefore matched "ca" after "c" instead of at the
554        start.
556    11. Change 40 for 8.33 (allowing pcregrep to find empty strings) showed up a
557        bug that caused the command "echo a | ./pcregrep -M '|a'" to loop.
559    12. The source of pcregrep now includes z/OS-specific code so that it can be
560        compiled for z/OS as part of the special z/OS distribution.
562    13. Added the -T and -TM options to pcretest.
564    14. The code in pcre_compile.c for creating the table of named capturing groups
565        has been refactored. Instead of creating the table dynamically during the
566        actual compiling pass, the information is remembered during the pre-compile
567        pass (on the stack unless there are more than 20 named groups, in which
568        case malloc() is used) and the whole table is created before the actual
569        compile happens. This has simplified the code (it is now nearly 150 lines
570        shorter) and prepared the way for better handling of references to groups
571        with duplicate names.
573    15. A back reference to a named subpattern when there is more than one of the
574        same name now checks them in the order in which they appear in the pattern.
575        The first one that is set is used for the reference. Previously only the
576        first one was inspected. This change makes PCRE more compatible with Perl.
578    16. Unicode character properties were updated from Unicode 6.3.0.
580    17. The compile-time code for auto-possessification has been refactored, based
581        on a patch by Zoltan Herczeg. It now happens after instead of during
582        compilation. The code is cleaner, and more cases are handled. The option
583        PCRE_NO_AUTO_POSSESS is added for testing purposes, and the -O and /O
584        options in pcretest are provided to set it. It can also be set by
585        (*NO_AUTO_POSSESS) at the start of a pattern.
587    18. The character VT has been added to the default ("C" locale) set of
588        characters that match \s and are generally treated as white space,
589        following this same change in Perl 5.18. There is now no difference between
590        "Perl space" and "POSIX space". Whether VT is treated as white space in
591        other locales depends on the locale.
593    19. The code for checking named groups as conditions, either for being set or
594        for being recursed, has been refactored (this is related to 14 and 15
595        above). Processing unduplicated named groups should now be as fast at
596        numerical groups, and processing duplicated groups should be faster than
597        before.
599    20. Two patches to the CMake build system, by Alexander Barkov:
601          (1) Replace the "source" command by "." in CMakeLists.txt because
602              "source" is a bash-ism.
604          (2) Add missing HAVE_STDINT_H and HAVE_INTTYPES_H to config-cmake.h.in;
605              without these the CMake build does not work on Solaris.
607    21. Perl has changed its handling of \8 and \9. If there is no previously
608        encountered capturing group of those numbers, they are treated as the
609        literal characters 8 and 9 instead of a binary zero followed by the
610        literals. PCRE now does the same.
612    22. Following Perl, added \o{} to specify codepoints in octal, making it
613        possible to specify values greater than 0777 and also making them
614        unambiguous.
616    23. Perl now gives an error for missing closing braces after \x{... instead of
617        treating the string as literal. PCRE now does the same.
619    24. RunTest used to grumble if an inappropriate test was selected explicitly,
620        but just skip it when running all tests. This make it awkward to run ranges
621        of tests when one of them was inappropriate. Now it just skips any
622        inappropriate tests, as it always did when running all tests.
624    25. If PCRE_AUTO_CALLOUT and PCRE_UCP were set for a pattern that contained
625        character types such as \d or \w, too many callouts were inserted, and the
626        data that they returned was rubbish.
628    26. In UCP mode, \s was not matching two of the characters that Perl matches,
629        namely NEL (U+0085) and MONGOLIAN VOWEL SEPARATOR (U+180E), though they
630        were matched by \h. The code has now been refactored so that the lists of
631        the horizontal and vertical whitespace characters used for \h and \v (which
632        are defined only in one place) are now also used for \s.
634    27. Add JIT support for the 64 bit TileGX architecture.
635        Patch by Jiong Wang (Tilera Corporation).
637    28. Possessive quantifiers for classes (both explicit and automatically
638        generated) now use special opcodes instead of wrapping in ONCE brackets.
640    29. Whereas an item such as A{4}+ ignored the possessivenes of the quantifier
641        (because it's meaningless), this was not happening when PCRE_CASELESS was
642        set. Not wrong, but inefficient.
644    30. Updated perltest.pl to add /u (force Unicode mode) when /W (use Unicode
645        properties for \w, \d, etc) is present in a test regex. Otherwise if the
646        test contains no characters greater than 255, Perl doesn't realise it
647        should be using Unicode semantics.
649    31. Upgraded the handling of the POSIX classes [:graph:], [:print:], and
650        [:punct:] when PCRE_UCP is set so as to include the same characters as Perl
651        does in Unicode mode.
653    32. Added the "forbid" facility to pcretest so that putting tests into the
654        wrong test files can sometimes be quickly detected.
656    33. There is now a limit (default 250) on the depth of nesting of parentheses.
657        This limit is imposed to control the amount of system stack used at compile
658        time. It can be changed at build time by --with-parens-nest-limit=xxx or
659        the equivalent in CMake.
661    34. Character classes such as [A-\d] or [a-[:digit:]] now cause compile-time
662        errors. Perl warns for these when in warning mode, but PCRE has no facility
663        for giving warnings.
665    35. Change 34 for 8.13 allowed quantifiers on assertions, because Perl does.
666        However, this was not working for (?!) because it is optimized to (*FAIL),
667        for which PCRE does not allow quantifiers. The optimization is now disabled
668        when a quantifier follows (?!). I can't see any use for this, but it makes
669        things uniform.
671    36. Perl no longer allows group names to start with digits, so I have made this
672        change also in PCRE. It simplifies the code a bit.
674    37. In extended mode, Perl ignores spaces before a + that indicates a
675        possessive quantifier. PCRE allowed a space before the quantifier, but not
676        before the possessive +. It now does.
678    38. The use of \K (reset reported match start) within a repeated possessive
679        group such as (a\Kb)*+ was not working.
681    40. Document that the same character tables must be used at compile time and
682        run time, and that the facility to pass tables to pcre_exec() and
683        pcre_dfa_exec() is for use only with saved/restored patterns.
685    41. Applied Jeff Trawick's patch CMakeLists.txt, which "provides two new
686        features for Builds with MSVC:
688        1. Support pcre.rc and/or pcreposix.rc (as is already done for MinGW
689           builds). The .rc files can be used to set FileDescription and many other
690           attributes.
692        2. Add an option (-DINSTALL_MSVC_PDB) to enable installation of .pdb files.
693           This allows higher-level build scripts which want .pdb files to avoid
694           hard-coding the exact files needed."
696    42. Added support for [[:<:]] and [[:>:]] as used in the BSD POSIX library to
697        mean "start of word" and "end of word", respectively, as a transition aid.
699    43. A minimizing repeat of a class containing codepoints greater than 255 in
700        non-UTF 16-bit or 32-bit modes caused an internal error when PCRE was
701        compiled to use the heap for recursion.
703    44. Got rid of some compiler warnings for unused variables when UTF but not UCP
704        is configured.
707    Version 8.33 28-May-2013
708    ------------------------
710    1.  Added 'U' to some constants that are compared to unsigned integers, to
711        avoid compiler signed/unsigned warnings. Added (int) casts to unsigned
712        variables that are added to signed variables, to ensure the result is
713        signed and can be negated.
715    2.  Applied patch by Daniel Richard G for quashing MSVC warnings to the
716        CMake config files.
718    3.  Revise the creation of config.h.generic so that all boolean macros are
719        #undefined, whereas non-boolean macros are #ifndef/#endif-ed. This makes
720        overriding via -D on the command line possible.
722    4.  Changing the definition of the variable "op" in pcre_exec.c from pcre_uchar
723        to unsigned int is reported to make a quite noticeable speed difference in
724        a specific Windows environment. Testing on Linux did also appear to show
725        some benefit (and it is clearly not harmful). Also fixed the definition of
726        Xop which should be unsigned.
728    5.  Related to (4), changing the definition of the intermediate variable cc
729        in repeated character loops from pcre_uchar to pcre_uint32 also gave speed
730        improvements.
732    6.  Fix forward search in JIT when link size is 3 or greater. Also removed some
733        unnecessary spaces.
735    7.  Adjust autogen.sh and configure.ac to lose warnings given by automake 1.12
736        and later.
738    8.  Fix two buffer over read issues in 16 and 32 bit modes. Affects JIT only.
740    9.  Optimizing fast_forward_start_bits in JIT.
742    10. Adding support for callouts in JIT, and fixing some issues revealed
743        during this work. Namely:
745        (a) Unoptimized capturing brackets incorrectly reset on backtrack.
747        (b) Minimum length was not checked before the matching is started.
749    11. The value of capture_last that is passed to callouts was incorrect in some
750        cases when there was a capture on one path that was subsequently abandoned
751        after a backtrack. Also, the capture_last value is now reset after a
752        recursion, since all captures are also reset in this case.
754    12. The interpreter no longer returns the "too many substrings" error in the
755        case when an overflowing capture is in a branch that is subsequently
756        abandoned after a backtrack.
758    13. In the pathological case when an offset vector of size 2 is used, pcretest
759        now prints out the matched string after a yield of 0 or 1.
761    14. Inlining subpatterns in recursions, when certain conditions are fulfilled.
762        Only supported by the JIT compiler at the moment.
764    15. JIT compiler now supports 32 bit Macs thanks to Lawrence Velazquez.
766    16. Partial matches now set offsets[2] to the "bumpalong" value, that is, the
767        offset of the starting point of the matching process, provided the offsets
768        vector is large enough.
770    17. The \A escape now records a lookbehind value of 1, though its execution
771        does not actually inspect the previous character. This is to ensure that,
772        in partial multi-segment matching, at least one character from the old
773        segment is retained when a new segment is processed. Otherwise, if there
774        are no lookbehinds in the pattern, \A might match incorrectly at the start
775        of a new segment.
777    18. Added some #ifdef __VMS code into pcretest.c to help VMS implementations.
779    19. Redefined some pcre_uchar variables in pcre_exec.c as pcre_uint32; this
780        gives some modest performance improvement in 8-bit mode.
782    20. Added the PCRE-specific property \p{Xuc} for matching characters that can
783        be expressed in certain programming languages using Universal Character
784        Names.
786    21. Unicode validation has been updated in the light of Unicode Corrigendum #9,
787        which points out that "non characters" are not "characters that may not
788        appear in Unicode strings" but rather "characters that are reserved for
789        internal use and have only local meaning".
791    22. When a pattern was compiled with automatic callouts (PCRE_AUTO_CALLOUT) and
792        there was a conditional group that depended on an assertion, if the
793        assertion was false, the callout that immediately followed the alternation
794        in the condition was skipped when pcre_exec() was used for matching.
796    23. Allow an explicit callout to be inserted before an assertion that is the
797        condition for a conditional group, for compatibility with automatic
798        callouts, which always insert a callout at this point.
800    24. In 8.31, (*COMMIT) was confined to within a recursive subpattern. Perl also
801        confines (*SKIP) and (*PRUNE) in the same way, and this has now been done.
803    25. (*PRUNE) is now supported by the JIT compiler.
805    26. Fix infinite loop when /(?<=(*SKIP)ac)a/ is matched against aa.
807    27. Fix the case where there are two or more SKIPs with arguments that may be
808        ignored.
810    28. (*SKIP) is now supported by the JIT compiler.
812    29. (*THEN) is now supported by the JIT compiler.
814    30. Update RunTest with additional test selector options.
816    31. The way PCRE handles backtracking verbs has been changed in two ways.
818        (1) Previously, in something like (*COMMIT)(*SKIP), COMMIT would override
819        SKIP. Now, PCRE acts on whichever backtracking verb is reached first by
820        backtracking. In some cases this makes it more Perl-compatible, but Perl's
821        rather obscure rules do not always do the same thing.
823        (2) Previously, backtracking verbs were confined within assertions. This is
824        no longer the case for positive assertions, except for (*ACCEPT). Again,
825        this sometimes improves Perl compatibility, and sometimes does not.
827    32. A number of tests that were in test 2 because Perl did things differently
828        have been moved to test 1, because either Perl or PCRE has changed, and
829        these tests are now compatible.
831    32. Backtracking control verbs are now handled in the same way in JIT and
832        interpreter.
834    33. An opening parenthesis in a MARK/PRUNE/SKIP/THEN name in a pattern that
835        contained a forward subroutine reference caused a compile error.
837    34. Auto-detect and optimize limited repetitions in JIT.
839    35. Implement PCRE_NEVER_UTF to lock out the use of UTF, in particular,
840        blocking (*UTF) etc.
842    36. In the interpreter, maximizing pattern repetitions for characters and
843        character types now use tail recursion, which reduces stack usage.
845    37. The value of the max lookbehind was not correctly preserved if a compiled
846        and saved regex was reloaded on a host of different endianness.
848    38. Implemented (*LIMIT_MATCH) and (*LIMIT_RECURSION). As part of the extension
849        of the compiled pattern block, expand the flags field from 16 to 32 bits
850        because it was almost full.
852    39. Try madvise first before posix_madvise.
854    40. Change 7 for PCRE 7.9 made it impossible for pcregrep to find empty lines
855        with a pattern such as ^$. It has taken 4 years for anybody to notice! The
856        original change locked out all matches of empty strings. This has been
857        changed so that one match of an empty string per line is recognized.
858        Subsequent searches on the same line (for colouring or for --only-matching,
859        for example) do not recognize empty strings.
861    41. Applied a user patch to fix a number of spelling mistakes in comments.
863    42. Data lines longer than 65536 caused pcretest to crash.
865    43. Clarified the data type for length and startoffset arguments for pcre_exec
866        and pcre_dfa_exec in the function-specific man pages, where they were
867        explicitly stated to be in bytes, never having been updated. I also added
868        some clarification to the pcreapi man page.
870    44. A call to pcre_dfa_exec() with an output vector size less than 2 caused
871        a segmentation fault.
874    Version 8.32 30-November-2012
875    -----------------------------
877    1.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for first character search and single
878        character iterators.
880    2.  Supporting IBM XL C compilers for PPC architectures in the JIT compiler.
881        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
883    3.  Single character iterator optimizations in the JIT compiler.
885    4.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for character ranges.
887    5.  Rename the "leave" variable names to "quit" to improve WinCE compatibility.
888        Reported by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
890    6.  The PCRE_STARTLINE bit, indicating that a match can occur only at the start
891        of a line, was being set incorrectly in cases where .* appeared inside
892        atomic brackets at the start of a pattern, or where there was a subsequent
893        *PRUNE or *SKIP.
895    7.  Improved instruction cache flush for POWER/PowerPC.
896        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
898    8.  Fixed a number of issues in pcregrep, making it more compatible with GNU
899        grep:
901        (a) There is now no limit to the number of patterns to be matched.
903        (b) An error is given if a pattern is too long.
905        (c) Multiple uses of --exclude, --exclude-dir, --include, and --include-dir
906            are now supported.
908        (d) --exclude-from and --include-from (multiple use) have been added.
910        (e) Exclusions and inclusions now apply to all files and directories, not
911            just to those obtained from scanning a directory recursively.
913        (f) Multiple uses of -f and --file-list are now supported.
915        (g) In a Windows environment, the default for -d has been changed from
916            "read" (the GNU grep default) to "skip", because otherwise the presence
917            of a directory in the file list provokes an error.
919        (h) The documentation has been revised and clarified in places.
921    9.  Improve the matching speed of capturing brackets.
923    10. Changed the meaning of \X so that it now matches a Unicode extended
924        grapheme cluster.
926    11. Patch by Daniel Richard G to the autoconf files to add a macro for sorting
927        out POSIX threads when JIT support is configured.
929    12. Added support for PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED.
931    13. In the POSIX wrapper regcomp() function, setting re_nsub field in the preg
932        structure could go wrong in environments where size_t is not the same size
933        as int.
935    14. Applied user-supplied patch to pcrecpp.cc to allow PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK to be
936        set.
938    15. The EBCDIC support had decayed; later updates to the code had included
939        explicit references to (e.g.) \x0a instead of CHAR_LF. There has been a
940        general tidy up of EBCDIC-related issues, and the documentation was also
941        not quite right. There is now a test that can be run on ASCII systems to
942        check some of the EBCDIC-related things (but is it not a full test).
944    16. The new PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED option is now used by pcregrep, resulting
945        in a small tidy to the code.
947    17. Fix JIT tests when UTF is disabled and both 8 and 16 bit mode are enabled.
949    18. If the --only-matching (-o) option in pcregrep is specified multiple
950        times, each one causes appropriate output. For example, -o1 -o2 outputs the
951        substrings matched by the 1st and 2nd capturing parentheses. A separating
952        string can be specified by --om-separator (default empty).
954    19. Improving the first n character searches.
956    20. Turn case lists for horizontal and vertical white space into macros so that
957        they are defined only once.
959    21. This set of changes together give more compatible Unicode case-folding
960        behaviour for characters that have more than one other case when UCP
961        support is available.
963        (a) The Unicode property table now has offsets into a new table of sets of
964            three or more characters that are case-equivalent. The MultiStage2.py
965            script that generates these tables (the pcre_ucd.c file) now scans
966            CaseFolding.txt instead of UnicodeData.txt for character case
967            information.
969        (b) The code for adding characters or ranges of characters to a character
970            class has been abstracted into a generalized function that also handles
971            case-independence. In UTF-mode with UCP support, this uses the new data
972            to handle characters with more than one other case.
974        (c) A bug that is fixed as a result of (b) is that codepoints less than 256
975            whose other case is greater than 256 are now correctly matched
976            caselessly. Previously, the high codepoint matched the low one, but not
977            vice versa.
979        (d) The processing of \h, \H, \v, and \ in character classes now makes use
980            of the new class addition function, using character lists defined as
981            macros alongside the case definitions of 20 above.
983        (e) Caseless back references now work with characters that have more than
984            one other case.
986        (f) General caseless matching of characters with more than one other case
987            is supported.
989    22. Unicode character properties were updated from Unicode 6.2.0
991    23. Improved CMake support under Windows. Patch by Daniel Richard G.
993    24. Add support for 32-bit character strings, and UTF-32
995    25. Major JIT compiler update (code refactoring and bugfixing).
996        Experimental Sparc 32 support is added.
998    26. Applied a modified version of Daniel Richard G's patch to create
999        pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic by "make" instead of in the
1000        PrepareRelease script.
1002    27. Added a definition for CHAR_NULL (helpful for the z/OS port), and use it in
1003        pcre_compile.c when checking for a zero character.
1005    28. Introducing a native interface for JIT. Through this interface, the compiled
1006        machine code can be directly executed. The purpose of this interface is to
1007        provide fast pattern matching, so several sanity checks are not performed.
1008        However, feature tests are still performed. The new interface provides
1009        1.4x speedup compared to the old one.
1011    29. If pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() was called with a negative value for
1012        the subject string length, the error given was PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which
1013        was confusing. There is now a new error PCRE_ERROR_BADLENGTH for this case.
1015    30. In 8-bit UTF-8 mode, pcretest failed to give an error for data codepoints
1016        greater than 0x7fffffff (which cannot be represented in UTF-8, even under
1017        the "old" RFC 2279). Instead, it ended up passing a negative length to
1018        pcre_exec().
1020    31. Add support for GCC's visibility feature to hide internal functions.
1022    32. Running "pcretest -C pcre8" or "pcretest -C pcre16" gave a spurious error
1023        "unknown -C option" after outputting 0 or 1.
1025    33. There is now support for generating a code coverage report for the test
1026        suite in environments where gcc is the compiler and lcov is installed. This
1027        is mainly for the benefit of the developers.
1029    34. If PCRE is built with --enable-valgrind, certain memory regions are marked
1030        unaddressable using valgrind annotations, allowing valgrind to detect
1031        invalid memory accesses. This is mainly for the benefit of the developers.
1033    25. (*UTF) can now be used to start a pattern in any of the three libraries.
1035    26. Give configure error if --enable-cpp but no C++ compiler found.
1038    Version 8.31 06-July-2012
1039    -------------------------
1041    1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.
1043    2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.
1045    3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied
1046        to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler
1047        on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".
1049    4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.
1051    5.  Fixed several bugs concerned with partial matching of items that consist
1052        of more than one character:
1054        (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was
1055            done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated
1056            references.
1058        (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the
1059            subject.
1061        (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more
1062            characters at the end of the subject.
1064        (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize
1065            a partial match for the string "\r".
1067        (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize
1068            a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.
1070    6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when
1071        running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is
1072        actually used to run the match.
1074    7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]
1075        or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.
1077    8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.
1079    9.  (*MARK) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
1081    10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually
1082        running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)
1086    12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance
1087        when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-
1088        recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a
1089        logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where
1090        possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.
1092    13. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a recursive subpattern
1093        call.
1095    14. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a positive assertion.
1097    15. It is now possible to link pcretest with libedit as an alternative to
1098        libreadline.
1100    16. (*COMMIT) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
1102    17. The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.1.0.
1104    18. Added --file-list option to pcregrep.
1106    19. Added binary file support to pcregrep, including the -a, --binary-files,
1107        -I, and --text options.
1109    20. The madvise function is renamed for posix_madvise for QNX compatibility
1110        reasons. Fixed by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
1112    21. Fixed a bug for backward assertions with REVERSE 0 in the JIT compiler.
1114    22. Changed the option for creating symbolic links for 16-bit man pages from
1115        -s to -sf so that re-installing does not cause issues.
1117    23. Support PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE in JIT as (*MARK) support requires it.
1119    24. Fixed a very old bug in pcretest that caused errors with restarted DFA
1120        matches in certain environments (the workspace was not being correctly
1121        retained). Also added to pcre_dfa_exec() a simple plausibility check on
1122        some of the workspace data at the beginning of a restart.
1124    25. \s*\R was auto-possessifying the \s* when it should not, whereas \S*\R
1125        was not doing so when it should - probably a typo introduced by SVN 528
1126        (change 8.10/14).
1128    26. When PCRE_UCP was not set, \w+\x{c4} was incorrectly auto-possessifying the
1129        \w+ when the character tables indicated that \x{c4} was a word character.
1130        There were several related cases, all because the tests for doing a table
1131        lookup were testing for characters less than 127 instead of 255.
1133    27. If a pattern contains capturing parentheses that are not used in a match,
1134        their slots in the ovector are set to -1. For those that are higher than
1135        any matched groups, this happens at the end of processing. In the case when
1136        there were back references that the ovector was too small to contain
1137        (causing temporary malloc'd memory to be used during matching), and the
1138        highest capturing number was not used, memory off the end of the ovector
1139        was incorrectly being set to -1. (It was using the size of the temporary
1140        memory instead of the true size.)
1142    28. To catch bugs like 27 using valgrind, when pcretest is asked to specify an
1143        ovector size, it uses memory at the end of the block that it has got.
1145    29. Check for an overlong MARK name and give an error at compile time. The
1146        limit is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.
1148    30. JIT compiler update.
1150    31. JIT is now supported on jailbroken iOS devices. Thanks for Ruiger
1151        Rill for the patch.
1153    32. Put spaces around SLJIT_PRINT_D in the JIT compiler. Required by CXX11.
1155    33. Variable renamings in the PCRE-JIT compiler. No functionality change.
1157    34. Fixed typos in pcregrep: in two places there was SUPPORT_LIBZ2 instead of
1158        SUPPORT_LIBBZ2. This caused a build problem when bzip2 but not gzip (zlib)
1159        was enabled.
1161    35. Improve JIT code generation for greedy plus quantifier.
1163    36. When /((?:a?)*)*c/ or /((?>a?)*)*c/ was matched against "aac", it set group
1164        1 to "aa" instead of to an empty string. The bug affected repeated groups
1165        that could potentially match an empty string.
1167    37. Optimizing single character iterators in JIT.
1169    38. Wide characters specified with \uxxxx in JavaScript mode are now subject to
1170        the same checks as \x{...} characters in non-JavaScript mode. Specifically,
1171        codepoints that are too big for the mode are faulted, and in a UTF mode,
1172        disallowed codepoints are also faulted.
1174    39. If PCRE was compiled with UTF support, in three places in the DFA
1175        matcher there was code that should only have been obeyed in UTF mode, but
1176        was being obeyed unconditionally. In 8-bit mode this could cause incorrect
1177        processing when bytes with values greater than 127 were present. In 16-bit
1178        mode the bug would be provoked by values in the range 0xfc00 to 0xdc00. In
1179        both cases the values are those that cannot be the first data item in a UTF
1180        character. The three items that might have provoked this were recursions,
1181        possessively repeated groups, and atomic groups.
1183    40. Ensure that libpcre is explicitly listed in the link commands for pcretest
1184        and pcregrep, because some OS require shared objects to be explicitly
1185        passed to ld, causing the link step to fail if they are not.
1187    41. There were two incorrect #ifdefs in pcre_study.c, meaning that, in 16-bit
1188        mode, patterns that started with \h* or \R* might be incorrectly matched.
1191    Version 8.30 04-February-2012
1192    -----------------------------
1194    1.  Renamed "isnumber" as "is_a_number" because in some Mac environments this
1195        name is defined in ctype.h.
1197    2.  Fixed a bug in fixed-length calculation for lookbehinds that would show up
1198        only in quite long subpatterns.
1200    3.  Removed the function pcre_info(), which has been obsolete and deprecated
1201        since it was replaced by pcre_fullinfo() in February 2000.
1203    4.  For a non-anchored pattern, if (*SKIP) was given with a name that did not
1204        match a (*MARK), and the match failed at the start of the subject, a
1205        reference to memory before the start of the subject could occur. This bug
1206        was introduced by fix 17 of release 8.21.
1208    5.  A reference to an unset group with zero minimum repetition was giving
1209        totally wrong answers (in non-JavaScript-compatibility mode). For example,
1210        /(another)?(\1?)test/ matched against "hello world test". This bug was
1211        introduced in release 8.13.
1213    6.  Add support for 16-bit character strings (a large amount of work involving
1214        many changes and refactorings).
1216    7.  RunGrepTest failed on msys because \r\n was replaced by whitespace when the
1217        command "pattern=`printf 'xxx\r\njkl'`" was run. The pattern is now taken
1218        from a file.
1220    8.  Ovector size of 2 is also supported by JIT based pcre_exec (the ovector size
1221        rounding is not applied in this particular case).
1223    9.  The invalid Unicode surrogate codepoints U+D800 to U+DFFF are now rejected
1224        if they appear, or are escaped, in patterns.
1226    10. Get rid of a number of -Wunused-but-set-variable warnings.
1228    11. The pattern /(?=(*:x))(q|)/ matches an empty string, and returns the mark
1229        "x". The similar pattern /(?=(*:x))((*:y)q|)/ did not return a mark at all.
1230        Oddly, Perl behaves the same way. PCRE has been fixed so that this pattern
1231        also returns the mark "x". This bug applied to capturing parentheses,
1232        non-capturing parentheses, and atomic parentheses. It also applied to some
1233        assertions.
1235    12. Stephen Kelly's patch to CMakeLists.txt allows it to parse the version
1236        information out of configure.ac instead of relying on pcre.h.generic, which
1237        is not stored in the repository.
1239    13. Applied Dmitry V. Levin's patch for a more portable method for linking with
1240        -lreadline.
1242    14. ZH added PCRE_CONFIG_JITTARGET; added its output to pcretest -C.
1244    15. Applied Graycode's patch to put the top-level frame on the stack rather
1245        than the heap when not using the stack for recursion. This gives a
1246        performance improvement in many cases when recursion is not deep.
1248    16. Experimental code added to "pcretest -C" to output the stack frame size.
1251    Version 8.21 12-Dec-2011
1252    ------------------------
1254    1.  Updating the JIT compiler.
1256    2.  JIT compiler now supports OP_NCREF, OP_RREF and OP_NRREF. New test cases
1257        are added as well.
1259    3.  Fix cache-flush issue on PowerPC (It is still an experimental JIT port).
1260        PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES is not suported by JIT, and should be checked before
1261        calling _pcre_jit_exec. Some extra comments are added.
1263    4.  (*MARK) settings inside atomic groups that do not contain any capturing
1264        parentheses, for example, (?>a(*:m)), were not being passed out. This bug
1265        was introduced by change 18 for 8.20.
1267    5.  Supporting of \x, \U and \u in JavaScript compatibility mode based on the
1268        ECMA-262 standard.
1270    6.  Lookbehinds such as (?<=a{2}b) that contained a fixed repetition were
1271        erroneously being rejected as "not fixed length" if PCRE_CASELESS was set.
1272        This bug was probably introduced by change 9 of 8.13.
1274    7.  While fixing 6 above, I noticed that a number of other items were being
1275        incorrectly rejected as "not fixed length". This arose partly because newer
1276        opcodes had not been added to the fixed-length checking code. I have (a)
1277        corrected the bug and added tests for these items, and (b) arranged for an
1278        error to occur if an unknown opcode is encountered while checking for fixed
1279        length instead of just assuming "not fixed length". The items that were
1280        rejected were: (*ACCEPT), (*COMMIT), (*FAIL), (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP),
1281        (*THEN), \h, \H, \v, \V, and single character negative classes with fixed
1282        repetitions, e.g. [^a]{3}, with and without PCRE_CASELESS.
1284    8.  A possessively repeated conditional subpattern such as (?(?=c)c|d)++ was
1285        being incorrectly compiled and would have given unpredicatble results.
1287    9.  A possessively repeated subpattern with minimum repeat count greater than
1288        one behaved incorrectly. For example, (A){2,}+ behaved as if it was
1289        (A)(A)++ which meant that, after a subsequent mismatch, backtracking into
1290        the first (A) could occur when it should not.
1292    10. Add a cast and remove a redundant test from the code.
1294    11. JIT should use pcre_malloc/pcre_free for allocation.
1296    12. Updated pcre-config so that it no longer shows -L/usr/lib, which seems
1297        best practice nowadays, and helps with cross-compiling. (If the exec_prefix
1298        is anything other than /usr, -L is still shown).
1300    13. In non-UTF-8 mode, \C is now supported in lookbehinds and DFA matching.
1302    14. Perl does not support \N without a following name in a [] class; PCRE now
1303        also gives an error.
1305    15. If a forward reference was repeated with an upper limit of around 2000,
1306        it caused the error "internal error: overran compiling workspace". The
1307        maximum number of forward references (including repeats) was limited by the
1308        internal workspace, and dependent on the LINK_SIZE. The code has been
1309        rewritten so that the workspace expands (via pcre_malloc) if necessary, and
1310        the default depends on LINK_SIZE. There is a new upper limit (for safety)
1311        of around 200,000 forward references. While doing this, I also speeded up
1312        the filling in of repeated forward references.
1314    16. A repeated forward reference in a pattern such as (a)(?2){2}(.) was
1315        incorrectly expecting the subject to contain another "a" after the start.
1317    17. When (*SKIP:name) is activated without a corresponding (*MARK:name) earlier
1318        in the match, the SKIP should be ignored. This was not happening; instead
1319        the SKIP was being treated as NOMATCH. For patterns such as
1320        /A(*MARK:A)A+(*SKIP:B)Z|AAC/ this meant that the AAC branch was never
1321        tested.
1323    18. The behaviour of (*MARK), (*PRUNE), and (*THEN) has been reworked and is
1324        now much more compatible with Perl, in particular in cases where the result
1325        is a non-match for a non-anchored pattern. For example, if
1326        /b(*:m)f|a(*:n)w/ is matched against "abc", the non-match returns the name
1327        "m", where previously it did not return a name. A side effect of this
1328        change is that for partial matches, the last encountered mark name is
1329        returned, as for non matches. A number of tests that were previously not
1330        Perl-compatible have been moved into the Perl-compatible test files. The
1331        refactoring has had the pleasing side effect of removing one argument from
1332        the match() function, thus reducing its stack requirements.
1334    19. If the /S+ option was used in pcretest to study a pattern using JIT,
1335        subsequent uses of /S (without +) incorrectly behaved like /S+.
1337    21. Retrieve executable code size support for the JIT compiler and fixing
1338        some warnings.
1340    22. A caseless match of a UTF-8 character whose other case uses fewer bytes did
1341        not work when the shorter character appeared right at the end of the
1342        subject string.
1344    23. Added some (int) casts to non-JIT modules to reduce warnings on 64-bit
1345        systems.
1347    24. Added PCRE_INFO_JITSIZE to pass on the value from (21) above, and also
1348        output it when the /M option is used in pcretest.
1350    25. The CheckMan script was not being included in the distribution. Also, added
1351        an explicit "perl" to run Perl scripts from the PrepareRelease script
1352        because this is reportedly needed in Windows.
1354    26. If study data was being save in a file and studying had not found a set of
1355        "starts with" bytes for the pattern, the data written to the file (though
1356        never used) was taken from uninitialized memory and so caused valgrind to
1357        complain.
1359    27. Updated RunTest.bat as provided by Sheri Pierce.
1361    28. Fixed a possible uninitialized memory bug in pcre_jit_compile.c.
1363    29. Computation of memory usage for the table of capturing group names was
1364        giving an unnecessarily large value.
1367    Version 8.20 21-Oct-2011
1368    ------------------------
1370    1.  Change 37 of 8.13 broke patterns like [:a]...[b:] because it thought it had
1371        a POSIX class. After further experiments with Perl, which convinced me that
1372        Perl has bugs and confusions, a closing square bracket is no longer allowed
1373        in a POSIX name. This bug also affected patterns with classes that started
1374        with full stops.
1376    2.  If a pattern such as /(a)b|ac/ is matched against "ac", there is no
1377        captured substring, but while checking the failing first alternative,
1378        substring 1 is temporarily captured. If the output vector supplied to
1379        pcre_exec() was not big enough for this capture, the yield of the function
1380        was still zero ("insufficient space for captured substrings"). This cannot
1381        be totally fixed without adding another stack variable, which seems a lot
1382        of expense for a edge case. However, I have improved the situation in cases
1383        such as /(a)(b)x|abc/ matched against "abc", where the return code
1384        indicates that fewer than the maximum number of slots in the ovector have
1385        been set.
1387    3.  Related to (2) above: when there are more back references in a pattern than
1388        slots in the output vector, pcre_exec() uses temporary memory during
1389        matching, and copies in the captures as far as possible afterwards. It was
1390        using the entire output vector, but this conflicts with the specification
1391        that only 2/3 is used for passing back captured substrings. Now it uses
1392        only the first 2/3, for compatibility. This is, of course, another edge
1393        case.
1395    4.  Zoltan Herczeg's just-in-time compiler support has been integrated into the
1396        main code base, and can be used by building with --enable-jit. When this is
1397        done, pcregrep automatically uses it unless --disable-pcregrep-jit or the
1398        runtime --no-jit option is given.
1400    5.  When the number of matches in a pcre_dfa_exec() run exactly filled the
1401        ovector, the return from the function was zero, implying that there were
1402        other matches that did not fit. The correct "exactly full" value is now
1403        returned.
1405    6.  If a subpattern that was called recursively or as a subroutine contained
1406        (*PRUNE) or any other control that caused it to give a non-standard return,
1407        invalid errors such as "Error -26 (nested recursion at the same subject
1408        position)" or even infinite loops could occur.
1410    7.  If a pattern such as /a(*SKIP)c|b(*ACCEPT)|/ was studied, it stopped
1411        computing the minimum length on reaching *ACCEPT, and so ended up with the
1412        wrong value of 1 rather than 0. Further investigation indicates that
1413        computing a minimum subject length in the presence of *ACCEPT is difficult
1414        (think back references, subroutine calls), and so I have changed the code
1415        so that no minimum is registered for a pattern that contains *ACCEPT.
1417    8.  If (*THEN) was present in the first (true) branch of a conditional group,
1418        it was not handled as intended. [But see 16 below.]
1420    9.  Replaced RunTest.bat and CMakeLists.txt with improved versions provided by
1421        Sheri Pierce.
1423    10. A pathological pattern such as /(*ACCEPT)a/ was miscompiled, thinking that
1424        the first byte in a match must be "a".
1426    11. Change 17 for 8.13 increased the recursion depth for patterns like
1427        /a(?:.)*?a/ drastically. I've improved things by remembering whether a
1428        pattern contains any instances of (*THEN). If it does not, the old
1429        optimizations are restored. It would be nice to do this on a per-group
1430        basis, but at the moment that is not feasible.
1432    12. In some environments, the output of pcretest -C is CRLF terminated. This
1433        broke RunTest's code that checks for the link size. A single white space
1434        character after the value is now allowed for.
1436    13. RunTest now checks for the "fr" locale as well as for "fr_FR" and "french".
1437        For "fr", it uses the Windows-specific input and output files.
1439    14. If (*THEN) appeared in a group that was called recursively or as a
1440        subroutine, it did not work as intended. [But see next item.]
1442    15. Consider the pattern /A (B(*THEN)C) | D/ where A, B, C, and D are complex
1443        pattern fragments (but not containing any | characters). If A and B are
1444        matched, but there is a failure in C so that it backtracks to (*THEN), PCRE
1445        was behaving differently to Perl. PCRE backtracked into A, but Perl goes to
1446        D. In other words, Perl considers parentheses that do not contain any |
1447        characters to be part of a surrounding alternative, whereas PCRE was
1448        treading (B(*THEN)C) the same as (B(*THEN)C|(*FAIL)) -- which Perl handles
1449        differently. PCRE now behaves in the same way as Perl, except in the case
1450        of subroutine/recursion calls such as (?1) which have in any case always
1451        been different (but PCRE had them first :-).
1453    16. Related to 15 above: Perl does not treat the | in a conditional group as
1454        creating alternatives. Such a group is treated in the same way as an
1455        ordinary group without any | characters when processing (*THEN). PCRE has
1456        been changed to match Perl's behaviour.
1458    17. If a user had set PCREGREP_COLO(U)R to something other than 1:31, the
1459        RunGrepTest script failed.
1461    18. Change 22 for version 13 caused atomic groups to use more stack. This is
1462        inevitable for groups that contain captures, but it can lead to a lot of
1463        stack use in large patterns. The old behaviour has been restored for atomic
1464        groups that do not contain any capturing parentheses.
1466    19. If the PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE option was set for pcre_compile(), it did not
1467        suppress the check for a minimum subject length at run time. (If it was
1468        given to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() it did work.)
1470    20. Fixed an ASCII-dependent infelicity in pcretest that would have made it
1471        fail to work when decoding hex characters in data strings in EBCDIC
1472        environments.
1474    21. It appears that in at least one Mac OS environment, the isxdigit() function
1475        is implemented as a macro that evaluates to its argument more than once,
1476        contravening the C 90 Standard (I haven't checked a later standard). There
1477        was an instance in pcretest which caused it to go wrong when processing
1478        \x{...} escapes in subject strings. The has been rewritten to avoid using
1479        things like p++ in the argument of isxdigit().
1482    Version 8.13 16-Aug-2011
1483  ------------------------  ------------------------
1485  1.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.0.0.  1.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.0.0.
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1576      tail recursion to cut down on stack usage. Unfortunately, now that there is      tail recursion to cut down on stack usage. Unfortunately, now that there is
1577      the possibility of (*THEN) occurring in these branches, tail recursion is      the possibility of (*THEN) occurring in these branches, tail recursion is
1578      no longer possible because the return has to be checked for (*THEN). These      no longer possible because the return has to be checked for (*THEN). These
1579      two optimizations have therefore been removed.      two optimizations have therefore been removed. [But see 8.20/11 above.]
1581  18. If a pattern containing \R was studied, it was assumed that \R always  18. If a pattern containing \R was studied, it was assumed that \R always
1582      matched two bytes, thus causing the minimum subject length to be      matched two bytes, thus causing the minimum subject length to be
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1667      For example, [:a[:digit:]b:] matches "a", "b", ":", or a digit. Also,      For example, [:a[:digit:]b:] matches "a", "b", ":", or a digit. Also,
1668      unescaped square brackets may also appear as part of class names. For      unescaped square brackets may also appear as part of class names. For
1669      example, [:a[:abc]b:] gives unknown class "[:abc]b:]". PCRE now behaves      example, [:a[:abc]b:] gives unknown class "[:abc]b:]". PCRE now behaves
1670      more like Perl.      more like Perl. (But see 8.20/1 above.)
1672  38. PCRE was giving an error for \N with a braced quantifier such as {1,} (this  38. PCRE was giving an error for \N with a braced quantifier such as {1,} (this
1673      was because it thought it was \N{name}, which is not supported).      was because it thought it was \N{name}, which is not supported).
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1702      (a) The default value of the buffer size parameter has been increased from      (a) The default value of the buffer size parameter has been increased from
1703          8K to 20K. (The actual buffer used is three times this size.)          8K to 20K. (The actual buffer used is three times this size.)
1705      (b) The default can be changed by ./configure --with-pcregrep-bufsiz when      (b) The default can be changed by ./configure --with-pcregrep-bufsize when
1706          PCRE is built.          PCRE is built.
1708      (c) A --buffer-size=n option has been added to pcregrep, to allow the size      (c) A --buffer-size=n option has been added to pcregrep, to allow the size
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1723  47. The pattern /f.*/8s, when applied to "for" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD, gave a  47. The pattern /f.*/8s, when applied to "for" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD, gave a
1724      complete match instead of a partial match. This bug was dependent on both      complete match instead of a partial match. This bug was dependent on both
1725      the PCRE_UTF8 and PCRE_DOTALL options being set.      the PCRE_UTF8 and PCRE_DOTALL options being set.
1727  48. For a pattern such as /\babc|\bdef/ pcre_study() was failing to set up the  48. For a pattern such as /\babc|\bdef/ pcre_study() was failing to set up the
1728      starting byte set, because \b was not being ignored.      starting byte set, because \b was not being ignored.
1731  Version 8.12 15-Jan-2011  Version 8.12 15-Jan-2011
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2378  7.  A pattern that could match an empty string could cause pcregrep to loop; it  7.  A pattern that could match an empty string could cause pcregrep to loop; it
2379      doesn't make sense to accept an empty string match in pcregrep, so I have      doesn't make sense to accept an empty string match in pcregrep, so I have
2380      locked it out (using PCRE's PCRE_NOTEMPTY option). By experiment, this      locked it out (using PCRE's PCRE_NOTEMPTY option). By experiment, this
2381      seems to be how GNU grep behaves.      seems to be how GNU grep behaves. [But see later change 40 for release
2382        8.33.]
2384  8.  The pattern (?(?=.*b)b|^) was incorrectly compiled as "match must be at  8.  The pattern (?(?=.*b)b|^) was incorrectly compiled as "match must be at
2385      start or after a newline", because the conditional assertion was not being      start or after a newline", because the conditional assertion was not being
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2622      containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to      containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
2623      non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the      non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
2624      compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the      compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
2625      existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating      existence of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
2626      the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference      the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
2627      was subsequently set up correctly.)      was subsequently set up correctly.)

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