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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 8.21  Version 8.31
5  ------------  -----------------------------
7    1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.
9    2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.
12    Version 8.30 04-February-2012
13    -----------------------------
15    1.  Renamed "isnumber" as "is_a_number" because in some Mac environments this
16        name is defined in ctype.h.
18    2.  Fixed a bug in fixed-length calculation for lookbehinds that would show up
19        only in quite long subpatterns.
21    3.  Removed the function pcre_info(), which has been obsolete and deprecated
22        since it was replaced by pcre_fullinfo() in February 2000.
24    4.  For a non-anchored pattern, if (*SKIP) was given with a name that did not
25        match a (*MARK), and the match failed at the start of the subject, a
26        reference to memory before the start of the subject could occur. This bug
27        was introduced by fix 17 of release 8.21.
29    5.  A reference to an unset group with zero minimum repetition was giving
30        totally wrong answers (in non-JavaScript-compatibility mode). For example,
31        /(another)?(\1?)test/ matched against "hello world test". This bug was
32        introduced in release 8.13.
34    6.  Add support for 16-bit character strings (a large amount of work involving
35        many changes and refactorings).
37    7.  RunGrepTest failed on msys because \r\n was replaced by whitespace when the
38        command "pattern=`printf 'xxx\r\njkl'`" was run. The pattern is now taken
39        from a file.
41    8.  Ovector size of 2 is also supported by JIT based pcre_exec (the ovector size
42        rounding is not applied in this particular case).
44    9.  The invalid Unicode surrogate codepoints U+D800 to U+DFFF are now rejected
45        if they appear, or are escaped, in patterns.
47    10. Get rid of a number of -Wunused-but-set-variable warnings.
49    11. The pattern /(?=(*:x))(q|)/ matches an empty string, and returns the mark
50        "x". The similar pattern /(?=(*:x))((*:y)q|)/ did not return a mark at all.
51        Oddly, Perl behaves the same way. PCRE has been fixed so that this pattern
52        also returns the mark "x". This bug applied to capturing parentheses,
53        non-capturing parentheses, and atomic parentheses. It also applied to some
54        assertions.
56    12. Stephen Kelly's patch to CMakeLists.txt allows it to parse the version
57        information out of configure.ac instead of relying on pcre.h.generic, which
58        is not stored in the repository.
60    13. Applied Dmitry V. Levin's patch for a more portable method for linking with
61        -lreadline.
63    14. ZH added PCRE_CONFIG_JITTARGET; added its output to pcretest -C.
65    15. Applied Graycode's patch to put the top-level frame on the stack rather
66        than the heap when not using the stack for recursion. This gives a
67        performance improvement in many cases when recursion is not deep.
69    16. Experimental code added to "pcretest -C" to output the stack frame size.
72    Version 8.21 12-Dec-2011
73    ------------------------
75  1.  Updating the JIT compiler.  1.  Updating the JIT compiler.
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80  3.  Fix cache-flush issue on PowerPC (It is still an experimental JIT port).  3.  Fix cache-flush issue on PowerPC (It is still an experimental JIT port).
81      PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES is not suported by JIT, and should be checked before      PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES is not suported by JIT, and should be checked before
82      calling _pcre_jit_exec. Some extra comments are added.      calling _pcre_jit_exec. Some extra comments are added.
84  4.  Mark settings inside atomic groups that do not contain any capturing  4.  (*MARK) settings inside atomic groups that do not contain any capturing
85      parentheses, for example, (?>a(*:m)), were not being passed out. This bug      parentheses, for example, (?>a(*:m)), were not being passed out. This bug
86      was introduced by change 18 for 8.20.      was introduced by change 18 for 8.20.
88    5.  Supporting of \x, \U and \u in JavaScript compatibility mode based on the
89        ECMA-262 standard.
91    6.  Lookbehinds such as (?<=a{2}b) that contained a fixed repetition were
92        erroneously being rejected as "not fixed length" if PCRE_CASELESS was set.
93        This bug was probably introduced by change 9 of 8.13.
95    7.  While fixing 6 above, I noticed that a number of other items were being
96        incorrectly rejected as "not fixed length". This arose partly because newer
97        opcodes had not been added to the fixed-length checking code. I have (a)
98        corrected the bug and added tests for these items, and (b) arranged for an
99        error to occur if an unknown opcode is encountered while checking for fixed
100        length instead of just assuming "not fixed length". The items that were
101        rejected were: (*ACCEPT), (*COMMIT), (*FAIL), (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP),
102        (*THEN), \h, \H, \v, \V, and single character negative classes with fixed
103        repetitions, e.g. [^a]{3}, with and without PCRE_CASELESS.
105    8.  A possessively repeated conditional subpattern such as (?(?=c)c|d)++ was
106        being incorrectly compiled and would have given unpredicatble results.
108    9.  A possessively repeated subpattern with minimum repeat count greater than
109        one behaved incorrectly. For example, (A){2,}+ behaved as if it was
110        (A)(A)++ which meant that, after a subsequent mismatch, backtracking into
111        the first (A) could occur when it should not.
113    10. Add a cast and remove a redundant test from the code.
115    11. JIT should use pcre_malloc/pcre_free for allocation.
117    12. Updated pcre-config so that it no longer shows -L/usr/lib, which seems
118        best practice nowadays, and helps with cross-compiling. (If the exec_prefix
119        is anything other than /usr, -L is still shown).
121    13. In non-UTF-8 mode, \C is now supported in lookbehinds and DFA matching.
123    14. Perl does not support \N without a following name in a [] class; PCRE now
124        also gives an error.
126    15. If a forward reference was repeated with an upper limit of around 2000,
127        it caused the error "internal error: overran compiling workspace". The
128        maximum number of forward references (including repeats) was limited by the
129        internal workspace, and dependent on the LINK_SIZE. The code has been
130        rewritten so that the workspace expands (via pcre_malloc) if necessary, and
131        the default depends on LINK_SIZE. There is a new upper limit (for safety)
132        of around 200,000 forward references. While doing this, I also speeded up
133        the filling in of repeated forward references.
135    16. A repeated forward reference in a pattern such as (a)(?2){2}(.) was
136        incorrectly expecting the subject to contain another "a" after the start.
138    17. When (*SKIP:name) is activated without a corresponding (*MARK:name) earlier
139        in the match, the SKIP should be ignored. This was not happening; instead
140        the SKIP was being treated as NOMATCH. For patterns such as
141        /A(*MARK:A)A+(*SKIP:B)Z|AAC/ this meant that the AAC branch was never
142        tested.
144    18. The behaviour of (*MARK), (*PRUNE), and (*THEN) has been reworked and is
145        now much more compatible with Perl, in particular in cases where the result
146        is a non-match for a non-anchored pattern. For example, if
147        /b(*:m)f|a(*:n)w/ is matched against "abc", the non-match returns the name
148        "m", where previously it did not return a name. A side effect of this
149        change is that for partial matches, the last encountered mark name is
150        returned, as for non matches. A number of tests that were previously not
151        Perl-compatible have been moved into the Perl-compatible test files. The
152        refactoring has had the pleasing side effect of removing one argument from
153        the match() function, thus reducing its stack requirements.
155    19. If the /S+ option was used in pcretest to study a pattern using JIT,
156        subsequent uses of /S (without +) incorrectly behaved like /S+.
158    21. Retrieve executable code size support for the JIT compiler and fixing
159        some warnings.
161    22. A caseless match of a UTF-8 character whose other case uses fewer bytes did
162        not work when the shorter character appeared right at the end of the
163        subject string.
165    23. Added some (int) casts to non-JIT modules to reduce warnings on 64-bit
166        systems.
168    24. Added PCRE_INFO_JITSIZE to pass on the value from (21) above, and also
169        output it when the /M option is used in pcretest.
171    25. The CheckMan script was not being included in the distribution. Also, added
172        an explicit "perl" to run Perl scripts from the PrepareRelease script
173        because this is reportedly needed in Windows.
175    26. If study data was being save in a file and studying had not found a set of
176        "starts with" bytes for the pattern, the data written to the file (though
177        never used) was taken from uninitialized memory and so caused valgrind to
178        complain.
180    27. Updated RunTest.bat as provided by Sheri Pierce.
182    28. Fixed a possible uninitialized memory bug in pcre_jit_compile.c.
184    29. Computation of memory usage for the table of capturing group names was
185        giving an unnecessarily large value.
188  Version 8.20 21-Oct-2011  Version 8.20 21-Oct-2011
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