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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 8.10 03 May-2010  Version 8.32
5    ------------
7    1.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for first character search and single
8        character iterators.
11    Version 8.31 06-July-2012
12    -------------------------
14    1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.
16    2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.
18    3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied
19        to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler
20        on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".
22    4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.
24    5.  Fixed several bugs concerned with partial matching of items that consist
25        of more than one character:
27        (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was
28            done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated
29            references.
31        (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the
32            subject.
34        (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more
35            characters at the end of the subject.
37        (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize
38            a partial match for the string "\r".
40        (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize
41            a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.
43    6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when
44        running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is
45        actually used to run the match.
47    7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]
48        or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.
50    8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.
52    9.  (*MARK) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
54    10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually
55        running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)
59    12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance
60        when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-
61        recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a
62        logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where
63        possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.
65    13. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a recursive subpattern
66        call.
68    14. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a positive assertion.
70    15. It is now possible to link pcretest with libedit as an alternative to
71        libreadline.
73    16. (*COMMIT) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
75    17. The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.1.0.
77    18. Added --file-list option to pcregrep.
79    19. Added binary file support to pcregrep, including the -a, --binary-files,
80        -I, and --text options.
82    20. The madvise function is renamed for posix_madvise for QNX compatibility
83        reasons. Fixed by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
85    21. Fixed a bug for backward assertions with REVERSE 0 in the JIT compiler.
87    22. Changed the option for creating symbolic links for 16-bit man pages from
88        -s to -sf so that re-installing does not cause issues.
90    23. Support PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE in JIT as (*MARK) support requires it.
92    24. Fixed a very old bug in pcretest that caused errors with restarted DFA
93        matches in certain environments (the workspace was not being correctly
94        retained). Also added to pcre_dfa_exec() a simple plausibility check on
95        some of the workspace data at the beginning of a restart.
97    25. \s*\R was auto-possessifying the \s* when it should not, whereas \S*\R
98        was not doing so when it should - probably a typo introduced by SVN 528
99        (change 8.10/14).
101    26. When PCRE_UCP was not set, \w+\x{c4} was incorrectly auto-possessifying the
102        \w+ when the character tables indicated that \x{c4} was a word character.
103        There were several related cases, all because the tests for doing a table
104        lookup were testing for characters less than 127 instead of 255.
106    27. If a pattern contains capturing parentheses that are not used in a match,
107        their slots in the ovector are set to -1. For those that are higher than
108        any matched groups, this happens at the end of processing. In the case when
109        there were back references that the ovector was too small to contain
110        (causing temporary malloc'd memory to be used during matching), and the
111        highest capturing number was not used, memory off the end of the ovector
112        was incorrectly being set to -1. (It was using the size of the temporary
113        memory instead of the true size.)
115    28. To catch bugs like 27 using valgrind, when pcretest is asked to specify an
116        ovector size, it uses memory at the end of the block that it has got.
118    29. Check for an overlong MARK name and give an error at compile time. The
119        limit is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.
121    30. JIT compiler update.
123    31. JIT is now supported on jailbroken iOS devices. Thanks for Ruiger
124        Rill for the patch.
126    32. Put spaces around SLJIT_PRINT_D in the JIT compiler. Required by CXX11.
128    33. Variable renamings in the PCRE-JIT compiler. No functionality change.
130    34. Fixed typos in pcregrep: in two places there was SUPPORT_LIBZ2 instead of
131        SUPPORT_LIBBZ2. This caused a build problem when bzip2 but not gzip (zlib)
132        was enabled.
134    35. Improve JIT code generation for greedy plus quantifier.
136    36. When /((?:a?)*)*c/ or /((?>a?)*)*c/ was matched against "aac", it set group
137        1 to "aa" instead of to an empty string. The bug affected repeated groups
138        that could potentially match an empty string.
140    37. Optimizing single character iterators in JIT.
142    38. Wide characters specified with \uxxxx in JavaScript mode are now subject to
143        the same checks as \x{...} characters in non-JavaScript mode. Specifically,
144        codepoints that are too big for the mode are faulted, and in a UTF mode,
145        disallowed codepoints are also faulted.
147    39. If PCRE was compiled with UTF support, in three places in the DFA
148        matcher there was code that should only have been obeyed in UTF mode, but
149        was being obeyed unconditionally. In 8-bit mode this could cause incorrect
150        processing when bytes with values greater than 127 were present. In 16-bit
151        mode the bug would be provoked by values in the range 0xfc00 to 0xdc00. In
152        both cases the values are those that cannot be the first data item in a UTF
153        character. The three items that might have provoked this were recursions,
154        possessively repeated groups, and atomic groups.
156    40. Ensure that libpcre is explicitly listed in the link commands for pcretest
157        and pcregrep, because some OS require shared objects to be explicitly
158        passed to ld, causing the link step to fail if they are not.
160    41. There were two incorrect #ifdefs in pcre_study.c, meaning that, in 16-bit
161        mode, patterns that started with \h* or \R* might be incorrectly matched.
164    Version 8.30 04-February-2012
165    -----------------------------
167    1.  Renamed "isnumber" as "is_a_number" because in some Mac environments this
168        name is defined in ctype.h.
170    2.  Fixed a bug in fixed-length calculation for lookbehinds that would show up
171        only in quite long subpatterns.
173    3.  Removed the function pcre_info(), which has been obsolete and deprecated
174        since it was replaced by pcre_fullinfo() in February 2000.
176    4.  For a non-anchored pattern, if (*SKIP) was given with a name that did not
177        match a (*MARK), and the match failed at the start of the subject, a
178        reference to memory before the start of the subject could occur. This bug
179        was introduced by fix 17 of release 8.21.
181    5.  A reference to an unset group with zero minimum repetition was giving
182        totally wrong answers (in non-JavaScript-compatibility mode). For example,
183        /(another)?(\1?)test/ matched against "hello world test". This bug was
184        introduced in release 8.13.
186    6.  Add support for 16-bit character strings (a large amount of work involving
187        many changes and refactorings).
189    7.  RunGrepTest failed on msys because \r\n was replaced by whitespace when the
190        command "pattern=`printf 'xxx\r\njkl'`" was run. The pattern is now taken
191        from a file.
193    8.  Ovector size of 2 is also supported by JIT based pcre_exec (the ovector size
194        rounding is not applied in this particular case).
196    9.  The invalid Unicode surrogate codepoints U+D800 to U+DFFF are now rejected
197        if they appear, or are escaped, in patterns.
199    10. Get rid of a number of -Wunused-but-set-variable warnings.
201    11. The pattern /(?=(*:x))(q|)/ matches an empty string, and returns the mark
202        "x". The similar pattern /(?=(*:x))((*:y)q|)/ did not return a mark at all.
203        Oddly, Perl behaves the same way. PCRE has been fixed so that this pattern
204        also returns the mark "x". This bug applied to capturing parentheses,
205        non-capturing parentheses, and atomic parentheses. It also applied to some
206        assertions.
208    12. Stephen Kelly's patch to CMakeLists.txt allows it to parse the version
209        information out of configure.ac instead of relying on pcre.h.generic, which
210        is not stored in the repository.
212    13. Applied Dmitry V. Levin's patch for a more portable method for linking with
213        -lreadline.
215    14. ZH added PCRE_CONFIG_JITTARGET; added its output to pcretest -C.
217    15. Applied Graycode's patch to put the top-level frame on the stack rather
218        than the heap when not using the stack for recursion. This gives a
219        performance improvement in many cases when recursion is not deep.
221    16. Experimental code added to "pcretest -C" to output the stack frame size.
224    Version 8.21 12-Dec-2011
225    ------------------------
227    1.  Updating the JIT compiler.
229    2.  JIT compiler now supports OP_NCREF, OP_RREF and OP_NRREF. New test cases
230        are added as well.
232    3.  Fix cache-flush issue on PowerPC (It is still an experimental JIT port).
233        PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES is not suported by JIT, and should be checked before
234        calling _pcre_jit_exec. Some extra comments are added.
236    4.  (*MARK) settings inside atomic groups that do not contain any capturing
237        parentheses, for example, (?>a(*:m)), were not being passed out. This bug
238        was introduced by change 18 for 8.20.
240    5.  Supporting of \x, \U and \u in JavaScript compatibility mode based on the
241        ECMA-262 standard.
243    6.  Lookbehinds such as (?<=a{2}b) that contained a fixed repetition were
244        erroneously being rejected as "not fixed length" if PCRE_CASELESS was set.
245        This bug was probably introduced by change 9 of 8.13.
247    7.  While fixing 6 above, I noticed that a number of other items were being
248        incorrectly rejected as "not fixed length". This arose partly because newer
249        opcodes had not been added to the fixed-length checking code. I have (a)
250        corrected the bug and added tests for these items, and (b) arranged for an
251        error to occur if an unknown opcode is encountered while checking for fixed
252        length instead of just assuming "not fixed length". The items that were
253        rejected were: (*ACCEPT), (*COMMIT), (*FAIL), (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP),
254        (*THEN), \h, \H, \v, \V, and single character negative classes with fixed
255        repetitions, e.g. [^a]{3}, with and without PCRE_CASELESS.
257    8.  A possessively repeated conditional subpattern such as (?(?=c)c|d)++ was
258        being incorrectly compiled and would have given unpredicatble results.
260    9.  A possessively repeated subpattern with minimum repeat count greater than
261        one behaved incorrectly. For example, (A){2,}+ behaved as if it was
262        (A)(A)++ which meant that, after a subsequent mismatch, backtracking into
263        the first (A) could occur when it should not.
265    10. Add a cast and remove a redundant test from the code.
267    11. JIT should use pcre_malloc/pcre_free for allocation.
269    12. Updated pcre-config so that it no longer shows -L/usr/lib, which seems
270        best practice nowadays, and helps with cross-compiling. (If the exec_prefix
271        is anything other than /usr, -L is still shown).
273    13. In non-UTF-8 mode, \C is now supported in lookbehinds and DFA matching.
275    14. Perl does not support \N without a following name in a [] class; PCRE now
276        also gives an error.
278    15. If a forward reference was repeated with an upper limit of around 2000,
279        it caused the error "internal error: overran compiling workspace". The
280        maximum number of forward references (including repeats) was limited by the
281        internal workspace, and dependent on the LINK_SIZE. The code has been
282        rewritten so that the workspace expands (via pcre_malloc) if necessary, and
283        the default depends on LINK_SIZE. There is a new upper limit (for safety)
284        of around 200,000 forward references. While doing this, I also speeded up
285        the filling in of repeated forward references.
287    16. A repeated forward reference in a pattern such as (a)(?2){2}(.) was
288        incorrectly expecting the subject to contain another "a" after the start.
290    17. When (*SKIP:name) is activated without a corresponding (*MARK:name) earlier
291        in the match, the SKIP should be ignored. This was not happening; instead
292        the SKIP was being treated as NOMATCH. For patterns such as
293        /A(*MARK:A)A+(*SKIP:B)Z|AAC/ this meant that the AAC branch was never
294        tested.
296    18. The behaviour of (*MARK), (*PRUNE), and (*THEN) has been reworked and is
297        now much more compatible with Perl, in particular in cases where the result
298        is a non-match for a non-anchored pattern. For example, if
299        /b(*:m)f|a(*:n)w/ is matched against "abc", the non-match returns the name
300        "m", where previously it did not return a name. A side effect of this
301        change is that for partial matches, the last encountered mark name is
302        returned, as for non matches. A number of tests that were previously not
303        Perl-compatible have been moved into the Perl-compatible test files. The
304        refactoring has had the pleasing side effect of removing one argument from
305        the match() function, thus reducing its stack requirements.
307    19. If the /S+ option was used in pcretest to study a pattern using JIT,
308        subsequent uses of /S (without +) incorrectly behaved like /S+.
310    21. Retrieve executable code size support for the JIT compiler and fixing
311        some warnings.
313    22. A caseless match of a UTF-8 character whose other case uses fewer bytes did
314        not work when the shorter character appeared right at the end of the
315        subject string.
317    23. Added some (int) casts to non-JIT modules to reduce warnings on 64-bit
318        systems.
320    24. Added PCRE_INFO_JITSIZE to pass on the value from (21) above, and also
321        output it when the /M option is used in pcretest.
323    25. The CheckMan script was not being included in the distribution. Also, added
324        an explicit "perl" to run Perl scripts from the PrepareRelease script
325        because this is reportedly needed in Windows.
327    26. If study data was being save in a file and studying had not found a set of
328        "starts with" bytes for the pattern, the data written to the file (though
329        never used) was taken from uninitialized memory and so caused valgrind to
330        complain.
332    27. Updated RunTest.bat as provided by Sheri Pierce.
334    28. Fixed a possible uninitialized memory bug in pcre_jit_compile.c.
336    29. Computation of memory usage for the table of capturing group names was
337        giving an unnecessarily large value.
340    Version 8.20 21-Oct-2011
341    ------------------------
343    1.  Change 37 of 8.13 broke patterns like [:a]...[b:] because it thought it had
344        a POSIX class. After further experiments with Perl, which convinced me that
345        Perl has bugs and confusions, a closing square bracket is no longer allowed
346        in a POSIX name. This bug also affected patterns with classes that started
347        with full stops.
349    2.  If a pattern such as /(a)b|ac/ is matched against "ac", there is no
350        captured substring, but while checking the failing first alternative,
351        substring 1 is temporarily captured. If the output vector supplied to
352        pcre_exec() was not big enough for this capture, the yield of the function
353        was still zero ("insufficient space for captured substrings"). This cannot
354        be totally fixed without adding another stack variable, which seems a lot
355        of expense for a edge case. However, I have improved the situation in cases
356        such as /(a)(b)x|abc/ matched against "abc", where the return code
357        indicates that fewer than the maximum number of slots in the ovector have
358        been set.
360    3.  Related to (2) above: when there are more back references in a pattern than
361        slots in the output vector, pcre_exec() uses temporary memory during
362        matching, and copies in the captures as far as possible afterwards. It was
363        using the entire output vector, but this conflicts with the specification
364        that only 2/3 is used for passing back captured substrings. Now it uses
365        only the first 2/3, for compatibility. This is, of course, another edge
366        case.
368    4.  Zoltan Herczeg's just-in-time compiler support has been integrated into the
369        main code base, and can be used by building with --enable-jit. When this is
370        done, pcregrep automatically uses it unless --disable-pcregrep-jit or the
371        runtime --no-jit option is given.
373    5.  When the number of matches in a pcre_dfa_exec() run exactly filled the
374        ovector, the return from the function was zero, implying that there were
375        other matches that did not fit. The correct "exactly full" value is now
376        returned.
378    6.  If a subpattern that was called recursively or as a subroutine contained
379        (*PRUNE) or any other control that caused it to give a non-standard return,
380        invalid errors such as "Error -26 (nested recursion at the same subject
381        position)" or even infinite loops could occur.
383    7.  If a pattern such as /a(*SKIP)c|b(*ACCEPT)|/ was studied, it stopped
384        computing the minimum length on reaching *ACCEPT, and so ended up with the
385        wrong value of 1 rather than 0. Further investigation indicates that
386        computing a minimum subject length in the presence of *ACCEPT is difficult
387        (think back references, subroutine calls), and so I have changed the code
388        so that no minimum is registered for a pattern that contains *ACCEPT.
390    8.  If (*THEN) was present in the first (true) branch of a conditional group,
391        it was not handled as intended. [But see 16 below.]
393    9.  Replaced RunTest.bat and CMakeLists.txt with improved versions provided by
394        Sheri Pierce.
396    10. A pathological pattern such as /(*ACCEPT)a/ was miscompiled, thinking that
397        the first byte in a match must be "a".
399    11. Change 17 for 8.13 increased the recursion depth for patterns like
400        /a(?:.)*?a/ drastically. I've improved things by remembering whether a
401        pattern contains any instances of (*THEN). If it does not, the old
402        optimizations are restored. It would be nice to do this on a per-group
403        basis, but at the moment that is not feasible.
405    12. In some environments, the output of pcretest -C is CRLF terminated. This
406        broke RunTest's code that checks for the link size. A single white space
407        character after the value is now allowed for.
409    13. RunTest now checks for the "fr" locale as well as for "fr_FR" and "french".
410        For "fr", it uses the Windows-specific input and output files.
412    14. If (*THEN) appeared in a group that was called recursively or as a
413        subroutine, it did not work as intended. [But see next item.]
415    15. Consider the pattern /A (B(*THEN)C) | D/ where A, B, C, and D are complex
416        pattern fragments (but not containing any | characters). If A and B are
417        matched, but there is a failure in C so that it backtracks to (*THEN), PCRE
418        was behaving differently to Perl. PCRE backtracked into A, but Perl goes to
419        D. In other words, Perl considers parentheses that do not contain any |
420        characters to be part of a surrounding alternative, whereas PCRE was
421        treading (B(*THEN)C) the same as (B(*THEN)C|(*FAIL)) -- which Perl handles
422        differently. PCRE now behaves in the same way as Perl, except in the case
423        of subroutine/recursion calls such as (?1) which have in any case always
424        been different (but PCRE had them first :-).
426    16. Related to 15 above: Perl does not treat the | in a conditional group as
427        creating alternatives. Such a group is treated in the same way as an
428        ordinary group without any | characters when processing (*THEN). PCRE has
429        been changed to match Perl's behaviour.
431    17. If a user had set PCREGREP_COLO(U)R to something other than 1:31, the
432        RunGrepTest script failed.
434    18. Change 22 for version 13 caused atomic groups to use more stack. This is
435        inevitable for groups that contain captures, but it can lead to a lot of
436        stack use in large patterns. The old behaviour has been restored for atomic
437        groups that do not contain any capturing parentheses.
439    19. If the PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE option was set for pcre_compile(), it did not
440        suppress the check for a minimum subject length at run time. (If it was
441        given to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() it did work.)
443    20. Fixed an ASCII-dependent infelicity in pcretest that would have made it
444        fail to work when decoding hex characters in data strings in EBCDIC
445        environments.
447    21. It appears that in at least one Mac OS environment, the isxdigit() function
448        is implemented as a macro that evaluates to its argument more than once,
449        contravening the C 90 Standard (I haven't checked a later standard). There
450        was an instance in pcretest which caused it to go wrong when processing
451        \x{...} escapes in subject strings. The has been rewritten to avoid using
452        things like p++ in the argument of isxdigit().
455    Version 8.13 16-Aug-2011
456    ------------------------
458    1.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.0.0.
460    2.  Two minor typos in pcre_internal.h have been fixed.
462    3.  Added #include <string.h> to pcre_scanner_unittest.cc, pcrecpp.cc, and
463        pcrecpp_unittest.cc. They are needed for strcmp(), memset(), and strchr()
464        in some environments (e.g. Solaris 10/SPARC using Sun Studio 12U2).
466    4.  There were a number of related bugs in the code for matching backrefences
467        caselessly in UTF-8 mode when codes for the characters concerned were
468        different numbers of bytes. For example, U+023A and U+2C65 are an upper
469        and lower case pair, using 2 and 3 bytes, respectively. The main bugs were:
470        (a) A reference to 3 copies of a 2-byte code matched only 2 of a 3-byte
471        code. (b) A reference to 2 copies of a 3-byte code would not match 2 of a
472        2-byte code at the end of the subject (it thought there wasn't enough data
473        left).
475    5.  Comprehensive information about what went wrong is now returned by
476        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec() when the UTF-8 string check fails, as long
477        as the output vector has at least 2 elements. The offset of the start of
478        the failing character and a reason code are placed in the vector.
480    6.  When the UTF-8 string check fails for pcre_compile(), the offset that is
481        now returned is for the first byte of the failing character, instead of the
482        last byte inspected. This is an incompatible change, but I hope it is small
483        enough not to be a problem. It makes the returned offset consistent with
484        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec().
486    7.  pcretest now gives a text phrase as well as the error number when
487        pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() fails; if the error is a UTF-8 check
488        failure, the offset and reason code are output.
490    8.  When \R was used with a maximizing quantifier it failed to skip backwards
491        over a \r\n pair if the subsequent match failed. Instead, it just skipped
492        back over a single character (\n). This seems wrong (because it treated the
493        two characters as a single entity when going forwards), conflicts with the
494        documentation that \R is equivalent to (?>\r\n|\n|...etc), and makes the
495        behaviour of \R* different to (\R)*, which also seems wrong. The behaviour
496        has been changed.
498    9.  Some internal refactoring has changed the processing so that the handling
499        of the PCRE_CASELESS and PCRE_MULTILINE options is done entirely at compile
500        time (the PCRE_DOTALL option was changed this way some time ago: version
501        7.7 change 16). This has made it possible to abolish the OP_OPT op code,
502        which was always a bit of a fudge. It also means that there is one less
503        argument for the match() function, which reduces its stack requirements
504        slightly. This change also fixes an incompatibility with Perl: the pattern
505        (?i:([^b]))(?1) should not match "ab", but previously PCRE gave a match.
507    10. More internal refactoring has drastically reduced the number of recursive
508        calls to match() for possessively repeated groups such as (abc)++ when
509        using pcre_exec().
511    11. While implementing 10, a number of bugs in the handling of groups were
512        discovered and fixed:
514        (?<=(a)+) was not diagnosed as invalid (non-fixed-length lookbehind).
515        (a|)*(?1) gave a compile-time internal error.
516        ((a|)+)+  did not notice that the outer group could match an empty string.
517        (^a|^)+   was not marked as anchored.
518        (.*a|.*)+ was not marked as matching at start or after a newline.
520    12. Yet more internal refactoring has removed another argument from the match()
521        function. Special calls to this function are now indicated by setting a
522        value in a variable in the "match data" data block.
524    13. Be more explicit in pcre_study() instead of relying on "default" for
525        opcodes that mean there is no starting character; this means that when new
526        ones are added and accidentally left out of pcre_study(), testing should
527        pick them up.
529    14. The -s option of pcretest has been documented for ages as being an old
530        synonym of -m (show memory usage). I have changed it to mean "force study
531        for every regex", that is, assume /S for every regex. This is similar to -i
532        and -d etc. It's slightly incompatible, but I'm hoping nobody is still
533        using it. It makes it easier to run collections of tests with and without
534        study enabled, and thereby test pcre_study() more easily. All the standard
535        tests are now run with and without -s (but some patterns can be marked as
536        "never study" - see 20 below).
538    15. When (*ACCEPT) was used in a subpattern that was called recursively, the
539        restoration of the capturing data to the outer values was not happening
540        correctly.
542    16. If a recursively called subpattern ended with (*ACCEPT) and matched an
543        empty string, and PCRE_NOTEMPTY was set, pcre_exec() thought the whole
544        pattern had matched an empty string, and so incorrectly returned a no
545        match.
547    17. There was optimizing code for the last branch of non-capturing parentheses,
548        and also for the obeyed branch of a conditional subexpression, which used
549        tail recursion to cut down on stack usage. Unfortunately, now that there is
550        the possibility of (*THEN) occurring in these branches, tail recursion is
551        no longer possible because the return has to be checked for (*THEN). These
552        two optimizations have therefore been removed. [But see 8.20/11 above.]
554    18. If a pattern containing \R was studied, it was assumed that \R always
555        matched two bytes, thus causing the minimum subject length to be
556        incorrectly computed because \R can also match just one byte.
558    19. If a pattern containing (*ACCEPT) was studied, the minimum subject length
559        was incorrectly computed.
561    20. If /S is present twice on a test pattern in pcretest input, it now
562        *disables* studying, thereby overriding the use of -s on the command line
563        (see 14 above). This is necessary for one or two tests to keep the output
564        identical in both cases.
566    21. When (*ACCEPT) was used in an assertion that matched an empty string and
567        PCRE_NOTEMPTY was set, PCRE applied the non-empty test to the assertion.
569    22. When an atomic group that contained a capturing parenthesis was
570        successfully matched, but the branch in which it appeared failed, the
571        capturing was not being forgotten if a higher numbered group was later
572        captured. For example, /(?>(a))b|(a)c/ when matching "ac" set capturing
573        group 1 to "a", when in fact it should be unset. This applied to multi-
574        branched capturing and non-capturing groups, repeated or not, and also to
575        positive assertions (capturing in negative assertions does not happen
576        in PCRE) and also to nested atomic groups.
578    23. Add the ++ qualifier feature to pcretest, to show the remainder of the
579        subject after a captured substring, to make it easier to tell which of a
580        number of identical substrings has been captured.
582    24. The way atomic groups are processed by pcre_exec() has been changed so that
583        if they are repeated, backtracking one repetition now resets captured
584        values correctly. For example, if ((?>(a+)b)+aabab) is matched against
585        "aaaabaaabaabab" the value of captured group 2 is now correctly recorded as
586        "aaa". Previously, it would have been "a". As part of this code
587        refactoring, the way recursive calls are handled has also been changed.
589    25. If an assertion condition captured any substrings, they were not passed
590        back unless some other capturing happened later. For example, if
591        (?(?=(a))a) was matched against "a", no capturing was returned.
593    26. When studying a pattern that contained subroutine calls or assertions,
594        the code for finding the minimum length of a possible match was handling
595        direct recursions such as (xxx(?1)|yyy) but not mutual recursions (where
596        group 1 called group 2 while simultaneously a separate group 2 called group
597        1). A stack overflow occurred in this case. I have fixed this by limiting
598        the recursion depth to 10.
600    27. Updated RunTest.bat in the distribution to the version supplied by Tom
601        Fortmann. This supports explicit test numbers on the command line, and has
602        argument validation and error reporting.
604    28. An instance of \X with an unlimited repeat could fail if at any point the
605        first character it looked at was a mark character.
607    29. Some minor code refactoring concerning Unicode properties and scripts
608        should reduce the stack requirement of match() slightly.
610    30. Added the '=' option to pcretest to check the setting of unused capturing
611        slots at the end of the pattern, which are documented as being -1, but are
612        not included in the return count.
614    31. If \k was not followed by a braced, angle-bracketed, or quoted name, PCRE
615        compiled something random. Now it gives a compile-time error (as does
616        Perl).
618    32. A *MARK encountered during the processing of a positive assertion is now
619        recorded and passed back (compatible with Perl).
621    33. If --only-matching or --colour was set on a pcregrep call whose pattern
622        had alternative anchored branches, the search for a second match in a line
623        was done as if at the line start. Thus, for example, /^01|^02/ incorrectly
624        matched the line "0102" twice. The same bug affected patterns that started
625        with a backwards assertion. For example /\b01|\b02/ also matched "0102"
626        twice.
628    34. Previously, PCRE did not allow quantification of assertions. However, Perl
629        does, and because of capturing effects, quantifying parenthesized
630        assertions may at times be useful. Quantifiers are now allowed for
631        parenthesized assertions.
633    35. A minor code tidy in pcre_compile() when checking options for \R usage.
635    36. \g was being checked for fancy things in a character class, when it should
636        just be a literal "g".
638    37. PCRE was rejecting [:a[:digit:]] whereas Perl was not. It seems that the
639        appearance of a nested POSIX class supersedes an apparent external class.
640        For example, [:a[:digit:]b:] matches "a", "b", ":", or a digit. Also,
641        unescaped square brackets may also appear as part of class names. For
642        example, [:a[:abc]b:] gives unknown class "[:abc]b:]". PCRE now behaves
643        more like Perl. (But see 8.20/1 above.)
645    38. PCRE was giving an error for \N with a braced quantifier such as {1,} (this
646        was because it thought it was \N{name}, which is not supported).
648    39. Add minix to OS list not supporting the -S option in pcretest.
650    40. PCRE tries to detect cases of infinite recursion at compile time, but it
651        cannot analyze patterns in sufficient detail to catch mutual recursions
652        such as ((?1))((?2)). There is now a runtime test that gives an error if a
653        subgroup is called recursively as a subpattern for a second time at the
654        same position in the subject string. In previous releases this might have
655        been caught by the recursion limit, or it might have run out of stack.
657    41. A pattern such as /(?(R)a+|(?R)b)/ is quite safe, as the recursion can
658        happen only once. PCRE was, however incorrectly giving a compile time error
659        "recursive call could loop indefinitely" because it cannot analyze the
660        pattern in sufficient detail. The compile time test no longer happens when
661        PCRE is compiling a conditional subpattern, but actual runaway loops are
662        now caught at runtime (see 40 above).
664    42. It seems that Perl allows any characters other than a closing parenthesis
665        to be part of the NAME in (*MARK:NAME) and other backtracking verbs. PCRE
666        has been changed to be the same.
668    43. Updated configure.ac to put in more quoting round AC_LANG_PROGRAM etc. so
669        as not to get warnings when autogen.sh is called. Also changed
670        AC_PROG_LIBTOOL (deprecated) to LT_INIT (the current macro).
672    44. To help people who use pcregrep to scan files containing exceedingly long
673        lines, the following changes have been made:
675        (a) The default value of the buffer size parameter has been increased from
676            8K to 20K. (The actual buffer used is three times this size.)
678        (b) The default can be changed by ./configure --with-pcregrep-bufsize when
679            PCRE is built.
681        (c) A --buffer-size=n option has been added to pcregrep, to allow the size
682            to be set at run time.
684        (d) Numerical values in pcregrep options can be followed by K or M, for
685            example --buffer-size=50K.
687        (e) If a line being scanned overflows pcregrep's buffer, an error is now
688            given and the return code is set to 2.
690    45. Add a pointer to the latest mark to the callout data block.
692    46. The pattern /.(*F)/, when applied to "abc" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD, gave a
693        partial match of an empty string instead of no match. This was specific to
694        the use of ".".
696    47. The pattern /f.*/8s, when applied to "for" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD, gave a
697        complete match instead of a partial match. This bug was dependent on both
698        the PCRE_UTF8 and PCRE_DOTALL options being set.
700    48. For a pattern such as /\babc|\bdef/ pcre_study() was failing to set up the
701        starting byte set, because \b was not being ignored.
704    Version 8.12 15-Jan-2011
705    ------------------------
707    1.  Fixed some typos in the markup of the man pages, and wrote a script that
708        checks for such things as part of the documentation building process.
710    2.  On a big-endian 64-bit system, pcregrep did not correctly process the
711        --match-limit and --recursion-limit options (added for 8.11). In
712        particular, this made one of the standard tests fail. (The integer value
713        went into the wrong half of a long int.)
715    3.  If the --colour option was given to pcregrep with -v (invert match), it
716        did strange things, either producing crazy output, or crashing. It should,
717        of course, ignore a request for colour when reporting lines that do not
718        match.
720    4.  Another pcregrep bug caused similar problems if --colour was specified with
721        -M (multiline) and the pattern match finished with a line ending.
723    5.  In pcregrep, when a pattern that ended with a literal newline sequence was
724        matched in multiline mode, the following line was shown as part of the
725        match. This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
727    6.  Another pcregrep bug in multiline mode, when --colour was specified, caused
728        the check for further matches in the same line (so they could be coloured)
729        to overrun the end of the current line. If another match was found, it was
730        incorrectly shown (and then shown again when found in the next line).
732    7.  If pcregrep was compiled under Windows, there was a reference to the
733        function pcregrep_exit() before it was defined. I am assuming this was
734        the cause of the "error C2371: 'pcregrep_exit' : redefinition;" that was
735        reported by a user. I've moved the definition above the reference.
738    Version 8.11 10-Dec-2010
739    ------------------------
741    1.  (*THEN) was not working properly if there were untried alternatives prior
742        to it in the current branch. For example, in ((a|b)(*THEN)(*F)|c..) it
743        backtracked to try for "b" instead of moving to the next alternative branch
744        at the same level (in this case, to look for "c"). The Perl documentation
745        is clear that when (*THEN) is backtracked onto, it goes to the "next
746        alternative in the innermost enclosing group".
748    2.  (*COMMIT) was not overriding (*THEN), as it does in Perl. In a pattern
749        such as   (A(*COMMIT)B(*THEN)C|D)  any failure after matching A should
750        result in overall failure. Similarly, (*COMMIT) now overrides (*PRUNE) and
751        (*SKIP), (*SKIP) overrides (*PRUNE) and (*THEN), and (*PRUNE) overrides
752        (*THEN).
754    3.  If \s appeared in a character class, it removed the VT character from
755        the class, even if it had been included by some previous item, for example
756        in [\x00-\xff\s]. (This was a bug related to the fact that VT is not part
757        of \s, but is part of the POSIX "space" class.)
759    4.  A partial match never returns an empty string (because you can always
760        match an empty string at the end of the subject); however the checking for
761        an empty string was starting at the "start of match" point. This has been
762        changed to the "earliest inspected character" point, because the returned
763        data for a partial match starts at this character. This means that, for
764        example, /(?<=abc)def/ gives a partial match for the subject "abc"
765        (previously it gave "no match").
767    5.  Changes have been made to the way PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD affects the matching
768        of $, \z, \Z, \b, and \B. If the match point is at the end of the string,
769        previously a full match would be given. However, setting PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD
770        has an implication that the given string is incomplete (because a partial
771        match is preferred over a full match). For this reason, these items now
772        give a partial match in this situation. [Aside: previously, the one case
773        /t\b/ matched against "cat" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD set did return a partial
774        match rather than a full match, which was wrong by the old rules, but is
775        now correct.]
777    6.  There was a bug in the handling of #-introduced comments, recognized when
778        PCRE_EXTENDED is set, when PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY and PCRE_UTF8 were also set.
779        If a UTF-8 multi-byte character included the byte 0x85 (e.g. +U0445, whose
780        UTF-8 encoding is 0xd1,0x85), this was misinterpreted as a newline when
781        scanning for the end of the comment. (*Character* 0x85 is an "any" newline,
782        but *byte* 0x85 is not, in UTF-8 mode). This bug was present in several
783        places in pcre_compile().
785    7.  Related to (6) above, when pcre_compile() was skipping #-introduced
786        comments when looking ahead for named forward references to subpatterns,
787        the only newline sequence it recognized was NL. It now handles newlines
788        according to the set newline convention.
790    8.  SunOS4 doesn't have strerror() or strtoul(); pcregrep dealt with the
791        former, but used strtoul(), whereas pcretest avoided strtoul() but did not
792        cater for a lack of strerror(). These oversights have been fixed.
794    9.  Added --match-limit and --recursion-limit to pcregrep.
796    10. Added two casts needed to build with Visual Studio when NO_RECURSE is set.
798    11. When the -o option was used, pcregrep was setting a return code of 1, even
799        when matches were found, and --line-buffered was not being honoured.
801    12. Added an optional parentheses number to the -o and --only-matching options
802        of pcregrep.
804    13. Imitating Perl's /g action for multiple matches is tricky when the pattern
805        can match an empty string. The code to do it in pcretest and pcredemo
806        needed fixing:
808        (a) When the newline convention was "crlf", pcretest got it wrong, skipping
809            only one byte after an empty string match just before CRLF (this case
810            just got forgotten; "any" and "anycrlf" were OK).
812        (b) The pcretest code also had a bug, causing it to loop forever in UTF-8
813            mode when an empty string match preceded an ASCII character followed by
814            a non-ASCII character. (The code for advancing by one character rather
815            than one byte was nonsense.)
817        (c) The pcredemo.c sample program did not have any code at all to handle
818            the cases when CRLF is a valid newline sequence.
820    14. Neither pcre_exec() nor pcre_dfa_exec() was checking that the value given
821        as a starting offset was within the subject string. There is now a new
822        error, PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which is returned if the starting offset is
823        negative or greater than the length of the string. In order to test this,
824        pcretest is extended to allow the setting of negative starting offsets.
826    15. In both pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec() the code for checking that the
827        starting offset points to the beginning of a UTF-8 character was
828        unnecessarily clumsy. I tidied it up.
830    16. Added PCRE_ERROR_SHORTUTF8 to make it possible to distinguish between a
831        bad UTF-8 sequence and one that is incomplete when using PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD.
833    17. Nobody had reported that the --include_dir option, which was added in
834        release 7.7 should have been called --include-dir (hyphen, not underscore)
835        for compatibility with GNU grep. I have changed it to --include-dir, but
836        left --include_dir as an undocumented synonym, and the same for
837        --exclude-dir, though that is not available in GNU grep, at least as of
838        release 2.5.4.
840    18. At a user's suggestion, the macros GETCHAR and friends (which pick up UTF-8
841        characters from a string of bytes) have been redefined so as not to use
842        loops, in order to improve performance in some environments. At the same
843        time, I abstracted some of the common code into auxiliary macros to save
844        repetition (this should not affect the compiled code).
846    19. If \c was followed by a multibyte UTF-8 character, bad things happened. A
847        compile-time error is now given if \c is not followed by an ASCII
848        character, that is, a byte less than 128. (In EBCDIC mode, the code is
849        different, and any byte value is allowed.)
851    20. Recognize (*NO_START_OPT) at the start of a pattern to set the PCRE_NO_
852        START_OPTIMIZE option, which is now allowed at compile time - but just
853        passed through to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec(). This makes it available
854        to pcregrep and other applications that have no direct access to PCRE
855        options. The new /Y option in pcretest sets this option when calling
856        pcre_compile().
858    21. Change 18 of release 8.01 broke the use of named subpatterns for recursive
859        back references. Groups containing recursive back references were forced to
860        be atomic by that change, but in the case of named groups, the amount of
861        memory required was incorrectly computed, leading to "Failed: internal
862        error: code overflow". This has been fixed.
864    22. Some patches to pcre_stringpiece.h, pcre_stringpiece_unittest.cc, and
865        pcretest.c, to avoid build problems in some Borland environments.
868    Version 8.10 25-Jun-2010
869  ------------------------  ------------------------
871  1.  Added support for (*MARK:ARG) and for ARG additions to PRUNE, SKIP, and  1.  Added support for (*MARK:ARG) and for ARG additions to PRUNE, SKIP, and
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874  2.  (*ACCEPT) was not working when inside an atomic group.  2.  (*ACCEPT) was not working when inside an atomic group.
876  3.  Inside a character class, \B is treated as a literal by default, but  3.  Inside a character class, \B is treated as a literal by default, but
877      faulted if PCRE_EXTRA is set. This mimics Perl's behaviour (the -w option      faulted if PCRE_EXTRA is set. This mimics Perl's behaviour (the -w option
878      causes the error). The code is unchanged, but I tidied the documentation.      causes the error). The code is unchanged, but I tidied the documentation.
880  4.  Inside a character class, PCRE always treated \R and \X as literals,  4.  Inside a character class, PCRE always treated \R and \X as literals,
881      whereas Perl faults them if its -w option is set. I have changed PCRE so      whereas Perl faults them if its -w option is set. I have changed PCRE so
882      that it faults them when PCRE_EXTRA is set.      that it faults them when PCRE_EXTRA is set.
884    5.  Added support for \N, which always matches any character other than
885        newline. (It is the same as "." when PCRE_DOTALL is not set.)
887    6.  When compiling pcregrep with newer versions of gcc which may have
888        FORTIFY_SOURCE set, several warnings "ignoring return value of 'fwrite',
889        declared with attribute warn_unused_result" were given. Just casting the
890        result to (void) does not stop the warnings; a more elaborate fudge is
891        needed. I've used a macro to implement this.
893    7.  Minor change to pcretest.c to avoid a compiler warning.
895    8.  Added four artifical Unicode properties to help with an option to make
896        \s etc use properties (see next item). The new properties are: Xan
897        (alphanumeric), Xsp (Perl space), Xps (POSIX space), and Xwd (word).
899    9.  Added PCRE_UCP to make \b, \d, \s, \w, and certain POSIX character classes
900        use Unicode properties. (*UCP) at the start of a pattern can be used to set
901        this option. Modified pcretest to add /W to test this facility. Added
902        REG_UCP to make it available via the POSIX interface.
904    10. Added --line-buffered to pcregrep.
906    11. In UTF-8 mode, if a pattern that was compiled with PCRE_CASELESS was
907        studied, and the match started with a letter with a code point greater than
908        127 whose first byte was different to the first byte of the other case of
909        the letter, the other case of this starting letter was not recognized
910        (#976).
912    12. If a pattern that was studied started with a repeated Unicode property
913        test, for example, \p{Nd}+, there was the theoretical possibility of
914        setting up an incorrect bitmap of starting bytes, but fortunately it could
915        not have actually happened in practice until change 8 above was made (it
916        added property types that matched character-matching opcodes).
918    13. pcre_study() now recognizes \h, \v, and \R when constructing a bit map of
919        possible starting bytes for non-anchored patterns.
921    14. Extended the "auto-possessify" feature of pcre_compile(). It now recognizes
922        \R, and also a number of cases that involve Unicode properties, both
923        explicit and implicit when PCRE_UCP is set.
925    15. If a repeated Unicode property match (e.g. \p{Lu}*) was used with non-UTF-8
926        input, it could crash or give wrong results if characters with values
927        greater than 0xc0 were present in the subject string. (Detail: it assumed
928        UTF-8 input when processing these items.)
930    16. Added a lot of (int) casts to avoid compiler warnings in systems where
931        size_t is 64-bit (#991).
933    17. Added a check for running out of memory when PCRE is compiled with
934        --disable-stack-for-recursion (#990).
936    18. If the last data line in a file for pcretest does not have a newline on
937        the end, a newline was missing in the output.
939    19. The default pcre_chartables.c file recognizes only ASCII characters (values
940        less than 128) in its various bitmaps. However, there is a facility for
941        generating tables according to the current locale when PCRE is compiled. It
942        turns out that in some environments, 0x85 and 0xa0, which are Unicode space
943        characters, are recognized by isspace() and therefore were getting set in
944        these tables, and indeed these tables seem to approximate to ISO 8859. This
945        caused a problem in UTF-8 mode when pcre_study() was used to create a list
946        of bytes that can start a match. For \s, it was including 0x85 and 0xa0,
947        which of course cannot start UTF-8 characters. I have changed the code so
948        that only real ASCII characters (less than 128) and the correct starting
949        bytes for UTF-8 encodings are set for characters greater than 127 when in
950        UTF-8 mode. (When PCRE_UCP is set - see 9 above - the code is different
951        altogether.)
953    20. Added the /T option to pcretest so as to be able to run tests with non-
954        standard character tables, thus making it possible to include the tests
955        used for 19 above in the standard set of tests.
957    21. A pattern such as (?&t)(?#()(?(DEFINE)(?<t>a)) which has a forward
958        reference to a subpattern the other side of a comment that contains an
959        opening parenthesis caused either an internal compiling error, or a
960        reference to the wrong subpattern.
963  Version 8.02 19-Mar-2010  Version 8.02 19-Mar-2010
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