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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 8.01 11-Dec-09  Version 8.02 01-Mar-2010
5  ----------------------  ------------------------
6    
7    1.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 5.2.0.
8    
9    2.  Added the option --libs-cpp to pcre-config, but only when C++ support is
10        configured.
11    
12    3.  Updated the licensing terms in the pcregexp.pas file, as agreed with the
13        original author of that file, following a query about its status.
14    
15    4.  On systems that do not have stdint.h (e.g. Solaris), check for and include
16        inttypes.h instead. This fixes a bug that was introduced by change 8.01/8.
17    
18    5.  A pattern such as (?&t)*+(?(DEFINE)(?<t>.)) which has a possessive
19        quantifier applied to a forward-referencing subroutine call, could compile
20        incorrect code or give the error "internal error: previously-checked
21        referenced subpattern not found".
22    
23    6.  Both MS Visual Studio and Symbian OS have problems with initializing
24        variables to point to external functions. For these systems, therefore,
25        pcre_malloc etc. are now initialized to local functions that call the
26        relevant global functions.
27    
28    7.  There were two entries missing in the vectors called coptable and poptable
29        in pcre_dfa_exec.c. This could lead to memory accesses outsize the vectors.
30        I've fixed the data, and added a kludgy way of testing at compile time that
31        the lengths are correct (equal to the number of opcodes).
32    
33    8.  Following on from 7, I added a similar kludge to check the length of the
34        eint vector in pcreposix.c.
35    
36    9.  Error texts for pcre_compile() are held as one long string to avoid too
37        much relocation at load time. To find a text, the string is searched,
38        counting zeros. There was no check for running off the end of the string,
39        which could happen if a new error number was added without updating the
40        string.
41    
42    10. \K gave a compile-time error if it appeared in a lookbehind assersion.
43    
44    11. \K was not working if it appeared in an atomic group or in a group that
45        was called as a "subroutine", or in an assertion. Perl 5.11 documents that
46        \K is "not well defined" if used in an assertion. PCRE now accepts it if
47        the assertion is positive, but not if it is negative.
48    
49    
50    Version 8.01 19-Jan-2010
51    ------------------------
52    
53  1.  If a pattern contained a conditional subpattern with only one branch (in  1.  If a pattern contained a conditional subpattern with only one branch (in
54      particular, this includes all (DEFINE) patterns), a call to pcre_study()      particular, this includes all (*DEFINE) patterns), a call to pcre_study()
55      computed the wrong minimum data length (which is of course zero for such      computed the wrong minimum data length (which is of course zero for such
56      subpatterns).      subpatterns). This could cause incorrect "no match" results.
57    
58  2.  For patterns such as (?i)a(?-i)b|c where an option setting at the start of  2.  For patterns such as (?i)a(?-i)b|c where an option setting at the start of
59      the pattern is reset in the first branch, pcre_compile() failed with      the pattern is reset in the first branch, pcre_compile() failed with
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72      assertion subpattern, including such a pattern used as a condition,      assertion subpattern, including such a pattern used as a condition,
73      unpredictable results occurred, instead of the error return      unpredictable results occurred, instead of the error return
74      PCRE_ERROR_DFA_UITEM.      PCRE_ERROR_DFA_UITEM.
75    
76  5.  The C++ GlobalReplace function was not working like Perl for the special  5.  The C++ GlobalReplace function was not working like Perl for the special
77      situation when an empty string is matched. It now does the fancy magic      situation when an empty string is matched. It now does the fancy magic
78      stuff that is necessary.      stuff that is necessary.
79    
80    6.  In pcre_internal.h, obsolete includes to setjmp.h and stdarg.h have been
81        removed. (These were left over from very, very early versions of PCRE.)
82    
83    7.  Some cosmetic changes to the code to make life easier when compiling it
84        as part of something else:
85    
86        (a) Change DEBUG to PCRE_DEBUG.
87    
88        (b) In pcre_compile(), rename the member of the "branch_chain" structure
89            called "current" as "current_branch", to prevent a collision with the
90            Linux macro when compiled as a kernel module.
91    
92        (c) In pcre_study(), rename the function set_bit() as set_table_bit(), to
93            prevent a collision with the Linux macro when compiled as a kernel
94            module.
95    
96    8.  In pcre_compile() there are some checks for integer overflows that used to
97        cast potentially large values to (double). This has been changed to that
98        when building, a check for int64_t is made, and if it is found, it is used
99        instead, thus avoiding the use of floating point arithmetic. (There is no
100        other use of FP in PCRE.) If int64_t is not found, the fallback is to
101        double.
102    
103    9.  Added two casts to avoid signed/unsigned warnings from VS Studio Express
104        2005 (difference between two addresses compared to an unsigned value).
105    
106    10. Change the standard AC_CHECK_LIB test for libbz2 in configure.ac to a
107        custom one, because of the following reported problem in Windows:
108    
109          - libbz2 uses the Pascal calling convention (WINAPI) for the functions
110              under Win32.
111          - The standard autoconf AC_CHECK_LIB fails to include "bzlib.h",
112              therefore missing the function definition.
113          - The compiler thus generates a "C" signature for the test function.
114          - The linker fails to find the "C" function.
115          - PCRE fails to configure if asked to do so against libbz2.
116    
117    11. When running libtoolize from libtool-2.2.6b as part of autogen.sh, these
118        messages were output:
119    
120          Consider adding `AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4])' to configure.ac and
121          rerunning libtoolize, to keep the correct libtool macros in-tree.
122          Consider adding `-I m4' to ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am.
123    
124        I have done both of these things.
125    
126    12. Although pcre_dfa_exec() does not use nearly as much stack as pcre_exec()
127        most of the time, it *can* run out if it is given a pattern that contains a
128        runaway infinite recursion. I updated the discussion in the pcrestack man
129        page.
130    
131    13. Now that we have gone to the x.xx style of version numbers, the minor
132        version may start with zero. Using 08 or 09 is a bad idea because users
133        might check the value of PCRE_MINOR in their code, and 08 or 09 may be
134        interpreted as invalid octal numbers. I've updated the previous comment in
135        configure.ac, and also added a check that gives an error if 08 or 09 are
136        used.
137    
138    14. Change 8.00/11 was not quite complete: code had been accidentally omitted,
139        causing partial matching to fail when the end of the subject matched \W
140        in a UTF-8 pattern where \W was quantified with a minimum of 3.
141    
142    15. There were some discrepancies between the declarations in pcre_internal.h
143        of _pcre_is_newline(), _pcre_was_newline(), and _pcre_valid_utf8() and
144        their definitions. The declarations used "const uschar *" and the
145        definitions used USPTR. Even though USPTR is normally defined as "const
146        unsigned char *" (and uschar is typedeffed as "unsigned char"), it was
147        reported that: "This difference in casting confuses some C++ compilers, for
148        example, SunCC recognizes above declarations as different functions and
149        generates broken code for hbpcre." I have changed the declarations to use
150        USPTR.
151    
152    16. GNU libtool is named differently on some systems. The autogen.sh script now
153        tries several variants such as glibtoolize (MacOSX) and libtoolize1x
154        (FreeBSD).
155    
156    17. Applied Craig's patch that fixes an HP aCC compile error in pcre 8.00
157        (strtoXX undefined when compiling pcrecpp.cc). The patch contains this
158        comment: "Figure out how to create a longlong from a string: strtoll and
159        equivalent. It's not enough to call AC_CHECK_FUNCS: hpux has a strtoll, for
160        instance, but it only takes 2 args instead of 3!"
161    
162    18. A subtle bug concerned with back references has been fixed by a change of
163        specification, with a corresponding code fix. A pattern such as
164        ^(xa|=?\1a)+$ which contains a back reference inside the group to which it
165        refers, was giving matches when it shouldn't. For example, xa=xaaa would
166        match that pattern. Interestingly, Perl (at least up to 5.11.3) has the
167        same bug. Such groups have to be quantified to be useful, or contained
168        inside another quantified group. (If there's no repetition, the reference
169        can never match.) The problem arises because, having left the group and
170        moved on to the rest of the pattern, a later failure that backtracks into
171        the group uses the captured value from the final iteration of the group
172        rather than the correct earlier one. I have fixed this in PCRE by forcing
173        any group that contains a reference to itself to be an atomic group; that
174        is, there cannot be any backtracking into it once it has completed. This is
175        similar to recursive and subroutine calls.
176    
177    
178  Version 8.00 19-Oct-09  Version 8.00 19-Oct-09

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