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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 8.11 10-Oct-2010  Version 8.12 12-Jan-2011
5    ------------------------
6    
7    1.  Fixed some typos in the markup of the man pages, and wrote a script that
8        checks for such things as part of the documentation building process.
9    
10    2.  On a big-endian 64-bit system, pcregrep did not correctly process the
11        --match-limit and --recursion-limit options (added for 8.11). In
12        particular, this made one of the standard tests crash. (The integer value
13        went into the wrong half of a long int.)
14    
15    3.  If the --colour option was given to pcregrep with -v (invert match), it
16        did strange things, either producing crazy output, or crashing. It should,
17        of course, ignore a request for colour when reporting lines that do not
18        match.
19    
20    4.  Another pcregrep bug caused similar problems if --colour was specified with
21        -M (multiline) and the pattern match finished with a line ending.
22    
23    5.  In pcregrep, when a pattern that ended with a literal newline sequence was
24        matched in multiline mode, the following line was shown as part of the
25        match. This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
26    
27    6.  If pcregrep was compiled under Windows, there was a reference to the
28        function pcregrep_exit() before it was defined. I am assuming this was
29        the cause of the "error C2371: 'pcregrep_exit' : redefinition;" that was
30        reported by a user. I've moved the definition above the reference.
31    
32    
33    Version 8.11 10-Dec-2010
34  ------------------------  ------------------------
35    
36  1.  (*THEN) was not working properly if there were untried alternatives prior  1.  (*THEN) was not working properly if there were untried alternatives prior
37      to it in the current branch. For example, in ((a|b)(*THEN)(*F)|c..) it      to it in the current branch. For example, in ((a|b)(*THEN)(*F)|c..) it
38      backtracked to try for "b" instead of moving to the next alternative branch      backtracked to try for "b" instead of moving to the next alternative branch
39      at the same level (in this case, to look for "c"). The Perl documentation      at the same level (in this case, to look for "c"). The Perl documentation
40      is clear that when (*THEN) is backtracked onto, it goes to the "next      is clear that when (*THEN) is backtracked onto, it goes to the "next
41      alternative in the innermost enclosing group".      alternative in the innermost enclosing group".
42    
43  2.  (*COMMIT) was not overriding (*THEN), as it does in Perl. In a pattern  2.  (*COMMIT) was not overriding (*THEN), as it does in Perl. In a pattern
44      such as   (A(*COMMIT)B(*THEN)C|D)  any failure after matching A should      such as   (A(*COMMIT)B(*THEN)C|D)  any failure after matching A should
45      result in overall failure. Similarly, (*COMMIT) now overrides (*PRUNE) and      result in overall failure. Similarly, (*COMMIT) now overrides (*PRUNE) and
46      (*SKIP), (*SKIP) overrides (*PRUNE) and (*THEN), and (*PRUNE) overrides      (*SKIP), (*SKIP) overrides (*PRUNE) and (*THEN), and (*PRUNE) overrides
47      (*THEN).      (*THEN).
48    
49  3.  If \s appeared in a character class, it removed the VT character from  3.  If \s appeared in a character class, it removed the VT character from
50      the class, even if it had been included by some previous item, for example      the class, even if it had been included by some previous item, for example
51      in [\x00-\xff\s]. (This was a bug related to the fact that VT is not part      in [\x00-\xff\s]. (This was a bug related to the fact that VT is not part
52      of \s, but is part of the POSIX "space" class.)      of \s, but is part of the POSIX "space" class.)
53    
54  4.  A partial match never returns an empty string (because you can always  4.  A partial match never returns an empty string (because you can always
55      match an empty string at the end of the subject); however the checking for      match an empty string at the end of the subject); however the checking for
56      an empty string was starting at the "start of match" point. This has been      an empty string was starting at the "start of match" point. This has been
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60      (previously it gave "no match").      (previously it gave "no match").
61    
62  5.  Changes have been made to the way PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD affects the matching  5.  Changes have been made to the way PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD affects the matching
63      of $, \z, \Z, \b, and \B. If the match point is at the end of the string,      of $, \z, \Z, \b, and \B. If the match point is at the end of the string,
64      previously a full match would be given. However, setting PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD      previously a full match would be given. However, setting PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD
65      has an implication that the given string is incomplete (because a partial      has an implication that the given string is incomplete (because a partial
66      match is preferred over a full match). For this reason, these items now      match is preferred over a full match). For this reason, these items now
67      give a partial match in this situation. [Aside: previously, the one case      give a partial match in this situation. [Aside: previously, the one case
68      /t\b/ matched against "cat" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD set did return a partial      /t\b/ matched against "cat" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD set did return a partial
69      match rather than a full match, which was wrong by the old rules, but is      match rather than a full match, which was wrong by the old rules, but is
70      now correct.]      now correct.]
71    
72  6.  There was a bug in the handling of #-introduced comments, recognized when  6.  There was a bug in the handling of #-introduced comments, recognized when
73      PCRE_EXTENDED is set, when PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY and PCRE_UTF8 were also set.      PCRE_EXTENDED is set, when PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY and PCRE_UTF8 were also set.
74      If a UTF-8 multi-byte character included the byte 0x85 (e.g. +U0445, whose      If a UTF-8 multi-byte character included the byte 0x85 (e.g. +U0445, whose
75      UTF-8 encoding is 0xd1,0x85), this was misinterpreted as a newline when      UTF-8 encoding is 0xd1,0x85), this was misinterpreted as a newline when
76      scanning for the end of the comment. (*Character* 0x85 is an "any" newline,      scanning for the end of the comment. (*Character* 0x85 is an "any" newline,
77      but *byte* 0x85 is not, in UTF-8 mode). This bug was present in several      but *byte* 0x85 is not, in UTF-8 mode). This bug was present in several
78      places in pcre_compile().      places in pcre_compile().
79    
80  7.  Related to (6) above, when pcre_compile() was skipping #-introduced  7.  Related to (6) above, when pcre_compile() was skipping #-introduced
81      comments when looking ahead for named forward references to subpatterns,      comments when looking ahead for named forward references to subpatterns,
82      the only newline sequence it recognized was NL. It now handles newlines      the only newline sequence it recognized was NL. It now handles newlines
83      according to the set newline convention.      according to the set newline convention.
84    
85  8.  SunOS4 doesn't have strerror() or strtoul(); pcregrep dealt with the  8.  SunOS4 doesn't have strerror() or strtoul(); pcregrep dealt with the
86      former, but used strtoul(), whereas pcretest avoided strtoul() but did not      former, but used strtoul(), whereas pcretest avoided strtoul() but did not
87      cater for a lack of strerror(). These oversights have been fixed.      cater for a lack of strerror(). These oversights have been fixed.
88    
89  9.  Added --match-limit and --recursion-limit to pcregrep.  9.  Added --match-limit and --recursion-limit to pcregrep.
90    
91  10. Added two casts needed to build with Visual Studio when NO_RECURSE is set.  10. Added two casts needed to build with Visual Studio when NO_RECURSE is set.
92    
93  11. When the -o option was used, pcregrep was setting a return code of 1, even  11. When the -o option was used, pcregrep was setting a return code of 1, even
94      when matches were found, and --line-buffered was not being honoured.      when matches were found, and --line-buffered was not being honoured.
95    
96  12. Added an optional parentheses number to the -o and --only-matching options  12. Added an optional parentheses number to the -o and --only-matching options
97      of pcregrep.      of pcregrep.
98    
99  13. Imitating Perl's /g action for multiple matches is tricky when the pattern  13. Imitating Perl's /g action for multiple matches is tricky when the pattern
100      can match an empty string. The code to do it in pcretest and pcredemo      can match an empty string. The code to do it in pcretest and pcredemo
101      needed fixing:      needed fixing:
102    
103      (a) When the newline convention was "crlf", pcretest got it wrong, skipping      (a) When the newline convention was "crlf", pcretest got it wrong, skipping
104          only one byte after an empty string match just before CRLF (this case          only one byte after an empty string match just before CRLF (this case
105          just got forgotten; "any" and "anycrlf" were OK).          just got forgotten; "any" and "anycrlf" were OK).
106    
107      (b) The pcretest code also had a bug, causing it to loop forever in UTF-8      (b) The pcretest code also had a bug, causing it to loop forever in UTF-8
108          mode when an empty string match preceded an ASCII character followed by          mode when an empty string match preceded an ASCII character followed by
109          a non-ASCII character. (The code for advancing by one character rather          a non-ASCII character. (The code for advancing by one character rather
110          than one byte was nonsense.)          than one byte was nonsense.)
111    
112      (c) The pcredemo.c sample program did not have any code at all to handle      (c) The pcredemo.c sample program did not have any code at all to handle
113          the cases when CRLF is a valid newline sequence.          the cases when CRLF is a valid newline sequence.
114    
115  14. Neither pcre_exec() nor pcre_dfa_exec() was checking that the value given  14. Neither pcre_exec() nor pcre_dfa_exec() was checking that the value given
116      as a starting offset was within the subject string. There is now a new      as a starting offset was within the subject string. There is now a new
117      error, PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which is returned if the starting offset is      error, PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which is returned if the starting offset is
118      negative or greater than the length of the string. In order to test this,      negative or greater than the length of the string. In order to test this,
119      pcretest is extended to allow the setting of negative starting offsets.      pcretest is extended to allow the setting of negative starting offsets.
120    
121  15. In both pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec() the code for checking that the  15. In both pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec() the code for checking that the
122      starting offset points to the beginning of a UTF-8 character was      starting offset points to the beginning of a UTF-8 character was
123      unnecessarily clumsy. I tidied it up.      unnecessarily clumsy. I tidied it up.
124    
125  16. Added PCRE_ERROR_SHORTUTF8 to make it possible to distinguish between a  16. Added PCRE_ERROR_SHORTUTF8 to make it possible to distinguish between a
126      bad UTF-8 sequence and one that is incomplete.      bad UTF-8 sequence and one that is incomplete when using PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD.
127    
128  17. Nobody had reported that the --include_dir option, which was added in  17. Nobody had reported that the --include_dir option, which was added in
129      release 7.7 should have been called --include-dir (hyphen, not underscore)      release 7.7 should have been called --include-dir (hyphen, not underscore)
130      for compatibility with GNU grep. I have changed it to --include-dir, but      for compatibility with GNU grep. I have changed it to --include-dir, but
131      left --include_dir as an undocumented synonym, and the same for      left --include_dir as an undocumented synonym, and the same for
132      --exclude-dir, though that is not available in GNU grep, at least as of      --exclude-dir, though that is not available in GNU grep, at least as of
133      release 2.5.4.      release 2.5.4.
134    
135  18. At a user's suggestion, the macros GETCHAR and friends (which pick up UTF-8  18. At a user's suggestion, the macros GETCHAR and friends (which pick up UTF-8
136      characters from a string of bytes) have been redefined so as not to use      characters from a string of bytes) have been redefined so as not to use
137      loops, in order to improve performance in some environments. At the same      loops, in order to improve performance in some environments. At the same
138      time, I abstracted some of the common code into auxiliary macros to save      time, I abstracted some of the common code into auxiliary macros to save
139      repetition (this should not affect the compiled code).      repetition (this should not affect the compiled code).
140    
141  19. If \c was followed by a multibyte UTF-8 character, bad things happened. A  19. If \c was followed by a multibyte UTF-8 character, bad things happened. A
142      compile-time error is now given if \c is not followed by an ASCII      compile-time error is now given if \c is not followed by an ASCII
143      character, that is, a byte less than 128. (In EBCDIC mode, the code is      character, that is, a byte less than 128. (In EBCDIC mode, the code is
144      different, and any byte value is allowed.)      different, and any byte value is allowed.)
145    
146  20. Recognize (*NO_START_OPT) at the start of a pattern to set the PCRE_NO_  20. Recognize (*NO_START_OPT) at the start of a pattern to set the PCRE_NO_
147      START_OPTIMIZE option, which is now allowed at compile time - but just      START_OPTIMIZE option, which is now allowed at compile time - but just
148      passed through to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec(). This makes it available      passed through to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec(). This makes it available
149      to pcregrep and other applications that have no direct access to PCRE      to pcregrep and other applications that have no direct access to PCRE
150      options. The new /Y option in pcretest sets this option when calling      options. The new /Y option in pcretest sets this option when calling
151      pcre_compile().      pcre_compile().
152    
153  21. Change 18 of release 8.01 broke the use of named subpatterns for recursive  21. Change 18 of release 8.01 broke the use of named subpatterns for recursive
154      back references. Groups containing recursive back references were forced to      back references. Groups containing recursive back references were forced to
155      be atomic by that change, but in the case of named groups, the amount of      be atomic by that change, but in the case of named groups, the amount of
156      memory required was incorrectly computed, leading to "Failed: internal      memory required was incorrectly computed, leading to "Failed: internal
157      error: code overflow". This has been fixed.      error: code overflow". This has been fixed.
158    
159    22. Some patches to pcre_stringpiece.h, pcre_stringpiece_unittest.cc, and
160        pcretest.c, to avoid build problems in some Borland environments.
161    
162    
163  Version 8.10 25-Jun-2010  Version 8.10 25-Jun-2010

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