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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 8.0 02 Jul-08  Version 8.00 ??-???-??
5    ----------------------
7    1.  The table for translating pcre_compile() error codes into POSIX error codes
8        was out-of-date, and there was no check on the pcre_compile() error code
9        being within the table. This could lead to an OK return being given in
10        error.
12    2.  Changed the call to open a subject file in pcregrep from fopen(pathname,
13        "r") to fopen(pathname, "rb"), which fixed a problem with some of the tests
14        in a Windows environment.
16    3.  The pcregrep --count option prints the count for each file even when it is
17        zero, as does GNU grep. However, pcregrep was also printing all files when
18        --files-with-matches was added. Now, when both options are given, it prints
19        counts only for those files that have at least one match. (GNU grep just
20        prints the file name in this circumstance, but including the count seems
21        more useful - otherwise, why use --count?) Also ensured that the
22        combination -clh just lists non-zero counts, with no names.
24    4.  The long form of the pcregrep -F option was incorrectly implemented as
25        --fixed_strings instead of --fixed-strings. This is an incompatible change,
26        but it seems right to fix it, and I didn't think it was worth preserving
27        the old behaviour.
29    5.  The command line items --regex=pattern and --regexp=pattern were not
30        recognized by pcregrep, which required --regex pattern or --regexp pattern
31        (with a space rather than an '='). The man page documented the '=' forms,
32        which are compatible with GNU grep; these now work.
34    6.  No libpcreposix.pc file was created for pkg-config; there was just
35        libpcre.pc and libpcrecpp.pc. The omission has been rectified.
38    Version 7.9 11-Apr-09
39    ---------------------
41    1.  When building with support for bzlib/zlib (pcregrep) and/or readline
42        (pcretest), all targets were linked against these libraries. This included
43        libpcre, libpcreposix, and libpcrecpp, even though they do not use these
44        libraries. This caused unwanted dependencies to be created. This problem
45        has been fixed, and now only pcregrep is linked with bzlib/zlib and only
46        pcretest is linked with readline.
48    2.  The "typedef int BOOL" in pcre_internal.h that was included inside the
49        "#ifndef FALSE" condition by an earlier change (probably 7.8/18) has been
50        moved outside it again, because FALSE and TRUE are already defined in AIX,
51        but BOOL is not.
53    3.  The pcre_config() function was treating the PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT and
54        PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT_RECURSION values as ints, when they should be long ints.
56    4.  The pcregrep documentation said spaces were inserted as well as colons (or
57        hyphens) following file names and line numbers when outputting matching
58        lines. This is not true; no spaces are inserted. I have also clarified the
59        wording for the --colour (or --color) option.
61    5.  In pcregrep, when --colour was used with -o, the list of matching strings
62        was not coloured; this is different to GNU grep, so I have changed it to be
63        the same.
65    6.  When --colo(u)r was used in pcregrep, only the first matching substring in
66        each matching line was coloured. Now it goes on to look for further matches
67        of any of the test patterns, which is the same behaviour as GNU grep.
69    7.  A pattern that could match an empty string could cause pcregrep to loop; it
70        doesn't make sense to accept an empty string match in pcregrep, so I have
71        locked it out (using PCRE's PCRE_NOTEMPTY option). By experiment, this
72        seems to be how GNU grep behaves.
74    8.  The pattern (?(?=.*b)b|^) was incorrectly compiled as "match must be at
75        start or after a newline", because the conditional assertion was not being
76        correctly handled. The rule now is that both the assertion and what follows
77        in the first alternative must satisfy the test.
79    9.  If auto-callout was enabled in a pattern with a conditional group whose
80        condition was an assertion, PCRE could crash during matching, both with
81        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec().
83    10. The PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY option was not working when pcre_dfa_exec() was
84        used for matching.
86    11. Unicode property support in character classes was not working for
87        characters (bytes) greater than 127 when not in UTF-8 mode.
89    12. Added the -M command line option to pcretest.
91    14. Added the non-standard REG_NOTEMPTY option to the POSIX interface.
93    15. Added the PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE match-time option.
95    16. Added comments and documentation about mis-use of no_arg in the C++
96        wrapper.
98    17. Implemented support for UTF-8 encoding in EBCDIC environments, a patch
99        from Martin Jerabek that uses macro names for all relevant character and
100        string constants.
102    18. Added to pcre_internal.h two configuration checks: (a) If both EBCDIC and
103        SUPPORT_UTF8 are set, give an error; (b) If SUPPORT_UCP is set without
104        SUPPORT_UTF8, define SUPPORT_UTF8. The "configure" script handles both of
105        these, but not everybody uses configure.
107    19. A conditional group that had only one branch was not being correctly
108        recognized as an item that could match an empty string. This meant that an
109        enclosing group might also not be so recognized, causing infinite looping
110        (and probably a segfault) for patterns such as ^"((?(?=[a])[^"])|b)*"$
111        with the subject "ab", where knowledge that the repeated group can match
112        nothing is needed in order to break the loop.
114    20. If a pattern that was compiled with callouts was matched using pcre_dfa_
115        exec(), but without supplying a callout function, matching went wrong.
117    21. If PCRE_ERROR_MATCHLIMIT occurred during a recursion, there was a memory
118        leak if the size of the offset vector was greater than 30. When the vector
119        is smaller, the saved offsets during recursion go onto a local stack
120        vector, but for larger vectors malloc() is used. It was failing to free
121        when the recursion yielded PCRE_ERROR_MATCH_LIMIT (or any other "abnormal"
122        error, in fact).
124    22. There was a missing #ifdef SUPPORT_UTF8 round one of the variables in the
125        heapframe that is used only when UTF-8 support is enabled. This caused no
126        problem, but was untidy.
128    23. Steven Van Ingelgem's patch to CMakeLists.txt to change the name
129        CMAKE_BINARY_DIR to PROJECT_BINARY_DIR so that it works when PCRE is
130        included within another project.
132    24. Steven Van Ingelgem's patches to add more options to the CMake support,
133        slightly modified by me:
135          (a) PCRE_BUILD_TESTS can be set OFF not to build the tests, including
136              not building pcregrep.
138          (b) PCRE_BUILD_PCREGREP can be see OFF not to build pcregrep, but only
139              if PCRE_BUILD_TESTS is also set OFF, because the tests use pcregrep.
141    25. Forward references, both numeric and by name, in patterns that made use of
142        duplicate group numbers, could behave incorrectly or give incorrect errors,
143        because when scanning forward to find the reference group, PCRE was not
144        taking into account the duplicate group numbers. A pattern such as
145        ^X(?3)(a)(?|(b)|(q))(Y) is an example.
147    26. Changed a few more instances of "const unsigned char *" to USPTR, making
148        the feature of a custom pointer more persuasive (as requested by a user).
150    27. Wrapped the definitions of fileno and isatty for Windows, which appear in
151        pcretest.c, inside #ifndefs, because it seems they are sometimes already
152        pre-defined.
154    28. Added support for (*UTF8) at the start of a pattern.
156    29. Arrange for flags added by the "release type" setting in CMake to be shown
157        in the configuration summary.
160    Version 7.8 05-Sep-08
161  ---------------------  ---------------------
163  1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad  1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
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188  7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two  7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
189      pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.      pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
191  8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to  8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
192      test 2 if it fails.      test 2 if it fails.
194  9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,  9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
195      and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to      and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
196      allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.      allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
198  10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from  10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
199      the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.      the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
201    11. An option change at the start of a pattern that had top-level alternatives
202        could cause overwriting and/or a crash. This command provoked a crash in
203        some environments:
205          printf "/(?i)[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbd]|[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbdA]/8\n" | pcretest
207        This potential security problem was recorded as CVE-2008-2371.
209    12. For a pattern where the match had to start at the beginning or immediately
210        after a newline (e.g /.*anything/ without the DOTALL flag), pcre_exec() and
211        pcre_dfa_exec() could read past the end of the passed subject if there was
212        no match. To help with detecting such bugs (e.g. with valgrind), I modified
213        pcretest so that it places the subject at the end of its malloc-ed buffer.
215    13. The change to pcretest in 12 above threw up a couple more cases when pcre_
216        exec() might read past the end of the data buffer in UTF-8 mode.
218    14. A similar bug to 7.3/2 existed when the PCRE_FIRSTLINE option was set and
219        the data contained the byte 0x85 as part of a UTF-8 character within its
220        first line. This applied both to normal and DFA matching.
222    15. Lazy qualifiers were not working in some cases in UTF-8 mode. For example,
223        /^[^d]*?$/8 failed to match "abc".
225    16. Added a missing copyright notice to pcrecpp_internal.h.
227    17. Make it more clear in the documentation that values returned from
228        pcre_exec() in ovector are byte offsets, not character counts.
230    18. Tidied a few places to stop certain compilers from issuing warnings.
232    19. Updated the Virtual Pascal + BCC files to compile the latest v7.7, as
233        supplied by Stefan Weber. I made a further small update for 7.8 because
234        there is a change of source arrangements: the pcre_searchfuncs.c module is
235        replaced by pcre_ucd.c.
238  Version 7.7 07-May-08  Version 7.7 07-May-08
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