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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 8.31  Version 8.32
5  -----------------------------  ------------
6    
7    1.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for first character search and single
8        character iterators.
9    
10    2.  Supporting IBM XL C compilers for PPC architectures in the JIT compiler.
11        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
12    
13    3.  Single character iterator optimizations in the JIT compiler.
14    
15    4.  Improved JIT compiler optimizations for character ranges.
16    
17    5.  Rename the "leave" variable names to "quit" to improve WinCE compatibility.
18        Reported by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
19    
20    6.  The PCRE_STARTLINE bit, indicating that a match can occur only at the start
21        of a line, was being set incorrectly in cases where .* appeared inside
22        atomic brackets at the start of a pattern, or where there was a subsequent
23        *PRUNE or *SKIP.
24    
25    7.  Improved instruction cache flush for POWER/PowerPC.
26        Patch by Daniel Richard G.
27    
28    8.  Fixed a number of issues in pcregrep, making it more compatible with GNU
29        grep:
30    
31        (a) There is now no limit to the number of patterns to be matched.
32    
33        (b) An error is given if a pattern is too long.
34    
35        (c) Multiple uses of --exclude, --exclude-dir, --include, and --include-dir
36            are now supported.
37    
38        (d) --exclude-from and --include-from (multiple use) have been added.
39    
40        (e) Exclusions and inclusions now apply to all files and directories, not
41            just to those obtained from scanning a directory recursively.
42    
43        (f) Multiple uses of -f and --file-list are now supported.
44    
45        (g) In a Windows environment, the default for -d has been changed from
46            "read" (the GNU grep default) to "skip", because otherwise the presence
47            of a directory in the file list provokes an error.
48    
49        (h) The documentation has been revised and clarified in places.
50    
51    9.  Improve the matching speed of capturing brackets.
52    
53    10. Changed the meaning of \X so that it now matches a Unicode extended
54        grapheme cluster.
55    
56    11. Patch by Daniel Richard G to the autoconf files to add a macro for sorting
57        out POSIX threads when JIT support is configured.
58    
59    12. Added support for PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED.
60    
61    13. In the POSIX wrapper regcomp() function, setting re_nsub field in the preg
62        structure could go wrong in environments where size_t is not the same size
63        as int.
64    
65    14. Applied user-supplied patch to pcrecpp.cc to allow PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK to be
66        set.
67    
68    15. The EBCDIC support had decayed; later updates to the code had included
69        explicit references to (e.g.) \x0a instead of CHAR_LF. There has been a
70        general tidy up of EBCDIC-related issues, and the documentation was also
71        not quite right. There is now a test that can be run on ASCII systems to
72        check some of the EBCDIC-related things (but is it not a full test).
73    
74    16. The new PCRE_STUDY_EXTRA_NEEDED option is now used by pcregrep, resulting
75        in a small tidy to the code.
76    
77    17. Fix JIT tests when UTF is disabled and both 8 and 16 bit mode are enabled.
78    
79    18. If the --only-matching (-o) option in pcregrep is specified multiple
80        times, each one causes appropriate output. For example, -o1 -o2 outputs the
81        substrings matched by the 1st and 2nd capturing parentheses. A separating
82        string can be specified by --om-separator (default empty).
83    
84    19. Improving the first n character searches.
85    
86    20. Turn case lists for horizontal and vertical white space into macros so that
87        they are defined only once.
88    
89    21. This set of changes together give more compatible Unicode case-folding
90        behaviour for characters that have more than one other case when UCP
91        support is available.
92    
93        (a) The Unicode property table now has offsets into a new table of sets of
94            three or more characters that are case-equivalent. The MultiStage2.py
95            script that generates these tables (the pcre_ucd.c file) now scans
96            CaseFolding.txt instead of UnicodeData.txt for character case
97            information.
98    
99        (b) The code for adding characters or ranges of characters to a character
100            class has been abstracted into a generalized function that also handles
101            case-independence. In UTF-mode with UCP support, this uses the new data
102            to handle characters with more than one other case.
103    
104        (c) A bug that is fixed as a result of (b) is that codepoints less than 256
105            whose other case is greater than 256 are now correctly matched
106            caselessly. Previously, the high codepoint matched the low one, but not
107            vice versa.
108    
109        (d) The processing of \h, \H, \v, and \ in character classes now makes use
110            of the new class addition function, using character lists defined as
111            macros alongside the case definitions of 20 above.
112    
113        (e) Caseless back references now work with characters that have more than
114            one other case.
115    
116        (f) General caseless matching of characters with more than one other case
117            is supported.
118    
119    22. Unicode character properties were updated from Unicode 6.2.0
120    
121    23. Improved CMake support under Windows. Patch by Daniel Richard G.
122    
123    24. Add support for 32-bit character strings, and UTF-32
124    
125    25. Major JIT compiler update (code refactoring and bugfixing).
126        Experimental Sparc 32 support is added.
127    
128    26. Applied a modified version of Daniel Richard G's patch to create
129        pcre.h.generic and config.h.generic by "make" instead of in the
130        PrepareRelease script.
131    
132    
133    Version 8.31 06-July-2012
134    -------------------------
135    
136  1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.  1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.
137    
138  2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.  2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.
139    
140  3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied  3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied
141      to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler      to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler
142      on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".      on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".
143    
144  4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.  4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.
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147      of more than one character:      of more than one character:
148    
149      (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was      (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was
150          done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated          done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated
151          references.          references.
152    
153      (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the      (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the
154          subject.          subject.
155    
156      (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more      (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more
157          characters at the end of the subject.          characters at the end of the subject.
158    
159      (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize      (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize
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162      (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize      (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize
163          a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.          a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.
164    
165  6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when  6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when
166      running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is      running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is
167      actually used to run the match.      actually used to run the match.
168    
169  7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]  7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]
170      or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.      or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.
171    
172  8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.  8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.
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175    
176  10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually  10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually
177      running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)      running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)
178    
179  11. Add PCRE_INFO_MAXLOOKBEHIND.  11. Add PCRE_INFO_MAXLOOKBEHIND.
180    
181  12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance  12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance
182      when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-      when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-
183      recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a      recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a
184      logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where      logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where
185      possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.      possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.
186    
187    13. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a recursive subpattern
188        call.
189    
190    14. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a positive assertion.
191    
192    15. It is now possible to link pcretest with libedit as an alternative to
193        libreadline.
194    
195    16. (*COMMIT) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
196    
197    17. The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.1.0.
198    
199    18. Added --file-list option to pcregrep.
200    
201    19. Added binary file support to pcregrep, including the -a, --binary-files,
202        -I, and --text options.
203    
204    20. The madvise function is renamed for posix_madvise for QNX compatibility
205        reasons. Fixed by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
206    
207    21. Fixed a bug for backward assertions with REVERSE 0 in the JIT compiler.
208    
209    22. Changed the option for creating symbolic links for 16-bit man pages from
210        -s to -sf so that re-installing does not cause issues.
211    
212    23. Support PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE in JIT as (*MARK) support requires it.
213    
214    24. Fixed a very old bug in pcretest that caused errors with restarted DFA
215        matches in certain environments (the workspace was not being correctly
216        retained). Also added to pcre_dfa_exec() a simple plausibility check on
217        some of the workspace data at the beginning of a restart.
218    
219    25. \s*\R was auto-possessifying the \s* when it should not, whereas \S*\R
220        was not doing so when it should - probably a typo introduced by SVN 528
221        (change 8.10/14).
222    
223    26. When PCRE_UCP was not set, \w+\x{c4} was incorrectly auto-possessifying the
224        \w+ when the character tables indicated that \x{c4} was a word character.
225        There were several related cases, all because the tests for doing a table
226        lookup were testing for characters less than 127 instead of 255.
227    
228    27. If a pattern contains capturing parentheses that are not used in a match,
229        their slots in the ovector are set to -1. For those that are higher than
230        any matched groups, this happens at the end of processing. In the case when
231        there were back references that the ovector was too small to contain
232        (causing temporary malloc'd memory to be used during matching), and the
233        highest capturing number was not used, memory off the end of the ovector
234        was incorrectly being set to -1. (It was using the size of the temporary
235        memory instead of the true size.)
236    
237    28. To catch bugs like 27 using valgrind, when pcretest is asked to specify an
238        ovector size, it uses memory at the end of the block that it has got.
239    
240    29. Check for an overlong MARK name and give an error at compile time. The
241        limit is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.
242    
243    30. JIT compiler update.
244    
245    31. JIT is now supported on jailbroken iOS devices. Thanks for Ruiger
246        Rill for the patch.
247    
248    32. Put spaces around SLJIT_PRINT_D in the JIT compiler. Required by CXX11.
249    
250    33. Variable renamings in the PCRE-JIT compiler. No functionality change.
251    
252    34. Fixed typos in pcregrep: in two places there was SUPPORT_LIBZ2 instead of
253        SUPPORT_LIBBZ2. This caused a build problem when bzip2 but not gzip (zlib)
254        was enabled.
255    
256    35. Improve JIT code generation for greedy plus quantifier.
257    
258    36. When /((?:a?)*)*c/ or /((?>a?)*)*c/ was matched against "aac", it set group
259        1 to "aa" instead of to an empty string. The bug affected repeated groups
260        that could potentially match an empty string.
261    
262    37. Optimizing single character iterators in JIT.
263    
264    38. Wide characters specified with \uxxxx in JavaScript mode are now subject to
265        the same checks as \x{...} characters in non-JavaScript mode. Specifically,
266        codepoints that are too big for the mode are faulted, and in a UTF mode,
267        disallowed codepoints are also faulted.
268    
269    39. If PCRE was compiled with UTF support, in three places in the DFA
270        matcher there was code that should only have been obeyed in UTF mode, but
271        was being obeyed unconditionally. In 8-bit mode this could cause incorrect
272        processing when bytes with values greater than 127 were present. In 16-bit
273        mode the bug would be provoked by values in the range 0xfc00 to 0xdc00. In
274        both cases the values are those that cannot be the first data item in a UTF
275        character. The three items that might have provoked this were recursions,
276        possessively repeated groups, and atomic groups.
277    
278    40. Ensure that libpcre is explicitly listed in the link commands for pcretest
279        and pcregrep, because some OS require shared objects to be explicitly
280        passed to ld, causing the link step to fail if they are not.
281    
282    41. There were two incorrect #ifdefs in pcre_study.c, meaning that, in 16-bit
283        mode, patterns that started with \h* or \R* might be incorrectly matched.
284    
285    
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