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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.6 19-Jan-08  Version 7.8 25-Aug-08
5    ---------------------
7    1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
8        Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
9        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
10        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
11        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
12        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
14    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
15        scripts.
17    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
18        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
19        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
21    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
22        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
23        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
25    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
26        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
27        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
28        truncation.
30    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
32    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
33        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
35    8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
36        test 2 if it fails.
38    9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
39        and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
40        allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
42    10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
43        the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
45    11. An option change at the start of a pattern that had top-level alternatives
46        could cause overwriting and/or a crash. This command provoked a crash in
47        some environments:
49          printf "/(?i)[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbd]|[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbdA]/8\n" | pcretest
51        This potential security problem was recorded as CVE-2008-2371.
53    12. For a pattern where the match had to start at the beginning or immediately
54        after a newline (e.g /.*anything/ without the DOTALL flag), pcre_exec() and
55        pcre_dfa_exec() could read past the end of the passed subject if there was
56        no match. To help with detecting such bugs (e.g. with valgrind), I modified
57        pcretest so that it places the subject at the end of its malloc-ed buffer.
59    13. The change to pcretest in 12 above threw up a couple more cases when pcre_
60        exec() might read past the end of the data buffer in UTF-8 mode.
62    14. A similar bug to 7.3/2 existed when the PCRE_FIRSTLINE option was set and
63        the data contained the byte 0x85 as part of a UTF-8 character within its
64        first line. This applied both to normal and DFA matching.
66    15. Lazy qualifiers were not working in some cases in UTF-8 mode. For example,
67        /^[^d]*?$/8 failed to match "abc".
69    16. Added a missing copyright notice to pcrecpp_internal.h.
71    17. Make it more clear in the documentation that values returned from
72        pcre_exec() in ovector are byte offsets, not character counts.
75    Version 7.7 07-May-08
76    ---------------------
78    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
79        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
80        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
82    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
83        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
84        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
86    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
87        Lopes.
89    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
91        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
92            of files, instead of just to the final components.
94        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
95            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
96            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
97            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
98            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
99            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
101    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
102        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
104    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
105        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
106        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
108    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
109        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
111    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
112        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
113        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
115    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
117    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
118        matching function regexec().
120    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
121        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
122        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
123        Oniguruma does).
125    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
126        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
127        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
128        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
129        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
130        time.
132    13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
133        to the way PCRE behaves:
135        (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
137        (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
138            (Perl fails the current match path).
140        (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
141            first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
142            Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
143            never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
144            The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
145            of the DOTALL setting.
147    14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
148        non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
149        containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
150        non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
151        compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
152        existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
153        the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
154        was subsequently set up correctly.)
156    15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
157        it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
158        other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
159        (*FAIL).
161    16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
162        OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
163        cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
164        improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
165        OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
166        on the OP_ANY path.
168    17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
169        following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
170        HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
172    18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
173        ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
174        requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
175        Daniel Bergström.
177    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
178        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
179        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
180        spotting this.
183    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
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186  1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with  1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
187      codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer      codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
188      overflow.      overflow.
190  2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when  2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
191      HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.      HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
193  3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to  3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
194      bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:      bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
196      - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.      - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
197      - Fixed a problem with static linking.      - Fixed a problem with static linking.
198      - Added pcredemo.      - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
199      - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.      - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
200      - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and      - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
201          HAVE_LONG_LONG.          HAVE_LONG_LONG.
202      - Added readline support for pcretest.      - Added readline support for pcretest.
203      - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.      - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
205  4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to created a dll  4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
206      under mingw. I added stuff to Makefile.am that cause it to include this      "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
207      special target, without affecting anything else.      Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
208        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
209        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
210        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
211        Configure/Make.
213    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
214        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
215        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
216        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
218    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
219        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
220        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
222    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
223        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
224        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
225        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
226        trouble in some build environments.
228    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
231  Version 7.5 10-Jan-08  Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
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