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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 8.20 10-Oct-2011  Version 8.31
5    -----------------------------
6    
7    1.  Fixing a wrong JIT test case and some compiler warnings.
8    
9    2.  Removed a bashism from the RunTest script.
10    
11    3.  Add a cast to pcre_exec.c to fix the warning "unary minus operator applied
12        to unsigned type, result still unsigned" that was given by an MS compiler
13        on encountering the code "-sizeof(xxx)".
14    
15    4.  Partial matching support is added to the JIT compiler.
16    
17    5.  Fixed several bugs concerned with partial matching of items that consist
18        of more than one character:
19    
20        (a) /^(..)\1/ did not partially match "aba" because checking references was
21            done on an "all or nothing" basis. This also applied to repeated
22            references.
23    
24        (b) \R did not give a hard partial match if \r was found at the end of the
25            subject.
26    
27        (c) \X did not give a hard partial match after matching one or more
28            characters at the end of the subject.
29    
30        (d) When newline was set to CRLF, a pattern such as /a$/ did not recognize
31            a partial match for the string "\r".
32    
33        (e) When newline was set to CRLF, the metacharacter "." did not recognize
34            a partial match for a CR character at the end of the subject string.
35    
36    6.  If JIT is requested using /S++ or -s++ (instead of just /S+ or -s+) when
37        running pcretest, the text "(JIT)" added to the output whenever JIT is
38        actually used to run the match.
39    
40    7.  Individual JIT compile options can be set in pcretest by following -s+[+]
41        or /S+[+] with a digit between 1 and 7.
42    
43    8.  OP_NOT now supports any UTF character not just single-byte ones.
44    
45    9.  (*MARK) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
46    
47    10. The command "./RunTest list" lists the available tests without actually
48        running any of them. (Because I keep forgetting what they all are.)
49    
50    11. Add PCRE_INFO_MAXLOOKBEHIND.
51    
52    12. Applied a (slightly modified) user-supplied patch that improves performance
53        when the heap is used for recursion (compiled with --disable-stack-for-
54        recursion). Instead of malloc and free for each heap frame each time a
55        logical recursion happens, frames are retained on a chain and re-used where
56        possible. This sometimes gives as much as 30% improvement.
57    
58    13. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a recursive subpattern
59        call.
60    
61    14. As documented, (*COMMIT) is now confined to within a positive assertion.
62    
63    15. It is now possible to link pcretest with libedit as an alternative to
64        libreadline.
65    
66    16. (*COMMIT) control verb is now supported by the JIT compiler.
67    
68    17. The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.1.0.
69    
70    18. Added --file-list option to pcregrep.
71    
72    19. Added binary file support to pcregrep, including the -a, --binary-files,
73        -I, and --text options.
74    
75    20. The madvise function is renamed for posix_madvise for QNX compatibility
76        reasons. Fixed by Giuseppe D'Angelo.
77    
78    21. Fixed a bug for backward assertions with REVERSE 0 in the JIT compiler.
79    
80    22. Changed the option for creating symbolic links for 16-bit man pages from
81        -s to -sf so that re-installing does not cause issues.
82    
83    23. Support PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE in JIT as (*MARK) support requires it.
84    
85    24. Fixed a very old bug in pcretest that caused errors with restarted DFA
86        matches in certain environments (the workspace was not being correctly
87        retained). Also added to pcre_dfa_exec() a simple plausibility check on
88        some of the workspace data at the beginning of a restart.
89    
90    25. \s*\R was auto-possessifying the \s* when it should not, whereas \S*\R
91        was not doing so when it should - probably a typo introduced by SVN 528
92        (change 8.10/14).
93    
94    26. When PCRE_UCP was not set, \w+\x{c4} was incorrectly auto-possessifying the
95        \w+ when the character tables indicated that \x{c4} was a word character.
96        There were several related cases, all because the tests for doing a table
97        lookup were testing for characters less than 127 instead of 255.
98    
99    27. If a pattern contains capturing parentheses that are not used in a match,
100        their slots in the ovector are set to -1. For those that are higher than
101        any matched groups, this happens at the end of processing. In the case when
102        there were back references that the ovector was too small to contain
103        (causing temporary malloc'd memory to be used during matching), and the
104        highest capturing number was not used, memory off the end of the ovector
105        was incorrectly being set to -1. (It was using the size of the temporary
106        memory instead of the true size.)
107    
108    28. To catch bugs like 27 using valgrind, when pcretest is asked to specify an
109        ovector size, it uses memory at the end of the block that it has got.
110    
111    29. Check for an overlong MARK name and give an error at compile time. The
112        limit is 255 for the 8-bit library and 65535 for the 16-bit library.
113    
114    30. JIT compiler update.
115    
116    31. JIT is now supported on jailbroken iOS devices. Thanks for Ruiger
117        Rill for the patch.
118    
119    32. Put spaces around SLJIT_PRINT_D in the JIT compiler. Required by CXX11.
120    
121    33. Variable renamings in the PCRE-JIT compiler. No functionality change.
122    
123    34. Fixed typos in pcregrep: in two places there was SUPPORT_LIBZ2 instead of
124        SUPPORT_LIBBZ2. This caused a build problem when bzip2 but not gzip (zlib)
125        was enabled.
126    
127    35. Improve JIT code generation for greedy plus quantifier.
128    
129    
130    Version 8.30 04-February-2012
131    -----------------------------
132    
133    1.  Renamed "isnumber" as "is_a_number" because in some Mac environments this
134        name is defined in ctype.h.
135    
136    2.  Fixed a bug in fixed-length calculation for lookbehinds that would show up
137        only in quite long subpatterns.
138    
139    3.  Removed the function pcre_info(), which has been obsolete and deprecated
140        since it was replaced by pcre_fullinfo() in February 2000.
141    
142    4.  For a non-anchored pattern, if (*SKIP) was given with a name that did not
143        match a (*MARK), and the match failed at the start of the subject, a
144        reference to memory before the start of the subject could occur. This bug
145        was introduced by fix 17 of release 8.21.
146    
147    5.  A reference to an unset group with zero minimum repetition was giving
148        totally wrong answers (in non-JavaScript-compatibility mode). For example,
149        /(another)?(\1?)test/ matched against "hello world test". This bug was
150        introduced in release 8.13.
151    
152    6.  Add support for 16-bit character strings (a large amount of work involving
153        many changes and refactorings).
154    
155    7.  RunGrepTest failed on msys because \r\n was replaced by whitespace when the
156        command "pattern=`printf 'xxx\r\njkl'`" was run. The pattern is now taken
157        from a file.
158    
159    8.  Ovector size of 2 is also supported by JIT based pcre_exec (the ovector size
160        rounding is not applied in this particular case).
161    
162    9.  The invalid Unicode surrogate codepoints U+D800 to U+DFFF are now rejected
163        if they appear, or are escaped, in patterns.
164    
165    10. Get rid of a number of -Wunused-but-set-variable warnings.
166    
167    11. The pattern /(?=(*:x))(q|)/ matches an empty string, and returns the mark
168        "x". The similar pattern /(?=(*:x))((*:y)q|)/ did not return a mark at all.
169        Oddly, Perl behaves the same way. PCRE has been fixed so that this pattern
170        also returns the mark "x". This bug applied to capturing parentheses,
171        non-capturing parentheses, and atomic parentheses. It also applied to some
172        assertions.
173    
174    12. Stephen Kelly's patch to CMakeLists.txt allows it to parse the version
175        information out of configure.ac instead of relying on pcre.h.generic, which
176        is not stored in the repository.
177    
178    13. Applied Dmitry V. Levin's patch for a more portable method for linking with
179        -lreadline.
180    
181    14. ZH added PCRE_CONFIG_JITTARGET; added its output to pcretest -C.
182    
183    15. Applied Graycode's patch to put the top-level frame on the stack rather
184        than the heap when not using the stack for recursion. This gives a
185        performance improvement in many cases when recursion is not deep.
186    
187    16. Experimental code added to "pcretest -C" to output the stack frame size.
188    
189    
190    Version 8.21 12-Dec-2011
191    ------------------------
192    
193    1.  Updating the JIT compiler.
194    
195    2.  JIT compiler now supports OP_NCREF, OP_RREF and OP_NRREF. New test cases
196        are added as well.
197    
198    3.  Fix cache-flush issue on PowerPC (It is still an experimental JIT port).
199        PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES is not suported by JIT, and should be checked before
200        calling _pcre_jit_exec. Some extra comments are added.
201    
202    4.  (*MARK) settings inside atomic groups that do not contain any capturing
203        parentheses, for example, (?>a(*:m)), were not being passed out. This bug
204        was introduced by change 18 for 8.20.
205    
206    5.  Supporting of \x, \U and \u in JavaScript compatibility mode based on the
207        ECMA-262 standard.
208    
209    6.  Lookbehinds such as (?<=a{2}b) that contained a fixed repetition were
210        erroneously being rejected as "not fixed length" if PCRE_CASELESS was set.
211        This bug was probably introduced by change 9 of 8.13.
212    
213    7.  While fixing 6 above, I noticed that a number of other items were being
214        incorrectly rejected as "not fixed length". This arose partly because newer
215        opcodes had not been added to the fixed-length checking code. I have (a)
216        corrected the bug and added tests for these items, and (b) arranged for an
217        error to occur if an unknown opcode is encountered while checking for fixed
218        length instead of just assuming "not fixed length". The items that were
219        rejected were: (*ACCEPT), (*COMMIT), (*FAIL), (*MARK), (*PRUNE), (*SKIP),
220        (*THEN), \h, \H, \v, \V, and single character negative classes with fixed
221        repetitions, e.g. [^a]{3}, with and without PCRE_CASELESS.
222    
223    8.  A possessively repeated conditional subpattern such as (?(?=c)c|d)++ was
224        being incorrectly compiled and would have given unpredicatble results.
225    
226    9.  A possessively repeated subpattern with minimum repeat count greater than
227        one behaved incorrectly. For example, (A){2,}+ behaved as if it was
228        (A)(A)++ which meant that, after a subsequent mismatch, backtracking into
229        the first (A) could occur when it should not.
230    
231    10. Add a cast and remove a redundant test from the code.
232    
233    11. JIT should use pcre_malloc/pcre_free for allocation.
234    
235    12. Updated pcre-config so that it no longer shows -L/usr/lib, which seems
236        best practice nowadays, and helps with cross-compiling. (If the exec_prefix
237        is anything other than /usr, -L is still shown).
238    
239    13. In non-UTF-8 mode, \C is now supported in lookbehinds and DFA matching.
240    
241    14. Perl does not support \N without a following name in a [] class; PCRE now
242        also gives an error.
243    
244    15. If a forward reference was repeated with an upper limit of around 2000,
245        it caused the error "internal error: overran compiling workspace". The
246        maximum number of forward references (including repeats) was limited by the
247        internal workspace, and dependent on the LINK_SIZE. The code has been
248        rewritten so that the workspace expands (via pcre_malloc) if necessary, and
249        the default depends on LINK_SIZE. There is a new upper limit (for safety)
250        of around 200,000 forward references. While doing this, I also speeded up
251        the filling in of repeated forward references.
252    
253    16. A repeated forward reference in a pattern such as (a)(?2){2}(.) was
254        incorrectly expecting the subject to contain another "a" after the start.
255    
256    17. When (*SKIP:name) is activated without a corresponding (*MARK:name) earlier
257        in the match, the SKIP should be ignored. This was not happening; instead
258        the SKIP was being treated as NOMATCH. For patterns such as
259        /A(*MARK:A)A+(*SKIP:B)Z|AAC/ this meant that the AAC branch was never
260        tested.
261    
262    18. The behaviour of (*MARK), (*PRUNE), and (*THEN) has been reworked and is
263        now much more compatible with Perl, in particular in cases where the result
264        is a non-match for a non-anchored pattern. For example, if
265        /b(*:m)f|a(*:n)w/ is matched against "abc", the non-match returns the name
266        "m", where previously it did not return a name. A side effect of this
267        change is that for partial matches, the last encountered mark name is
268        returned, as for non matches. A number of tests that were previously not
269        Perl-compatible have been moved into the Perl-compatible test files. The
270        refactoring has had the pleasing side effect of removing one argument from
271        the match() function, thus reducing its stack requirements.
272    
273    19. If the /S+ option was used in pcretest to study a pattern using JIT,
274        subsequent uses of /S (without +) incorrectly behaved like /S+.
275    
276    21. Retrieve executable code size support for the JIT compiler and fixing
277        some warnings.
278    
279    22. A caseless match of a UTF-8 character whose other case uses fewer bytes did
280        not work when the shorter character appeared right at the end of the
281        subject string.
282    
283    23. Added some (int) casts to non-JIT modules to reduce warnings on 64-bit
284        systems.
285    
286    24. Added PCRE_INFO_JITSIZE to pass on the value from (21) above, and also
287        output it when the /M option is used in pcretest.
288    
289    25. The CheckMan script was not being included in the distribution. Also, added
290        an explicit "perl" to run Perl scripts from the PrepareRelease script
291        because this is reportedly needed in Windows.
292    
293    26. If study data was being save in a file and studying had not found a set of
294        "starts with" bytes for the pattern, the data written to the file (though
295        never used) was taken from uninitialized memory and so caused valgrind to
296        complain.
297    
298    27. Updated RunTest.bat as provided by Sheri Pierce.
299    
300    28. Fixed a possible uninitialized memory bug in pcre_jit_compile.c.
301    
302    29. Computation of memory usage for the table of capturing group names was
303        giving an unnecessarily large value.
304    
305    
306    Version 8.20 21-Oct-2011
307  ------------------------  ------------------------
308    
309  1.  Change 37 of 8.13 broke patterns like [:a]...[b:] because it thought it had  1.  Change 37 of 8.13 broke patterns like [:a]...[b:] because it thought it had
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370    
371  12. In some environments, the output of pcretest -C is CRLF terminated. This  12. In some environments, the output of pcretest -C is CRLF terminated. This
372      broke RunTest's code that checks for the link size. A single white space      broke RunTest's code that checks for the link size. A single white space
373      after the value is now allowed for.      character after the value is now allowed for.
374    
375  13. RunTest now checks for the "fr" locale as well as for "fr_FR" and "french".  13. RunTest now checks for the "fr" locale as well as for "fr_FR" and "french".
376      For "fr", it uses the Windows-specific input and output files.      For "fr", it uses the Windows-specific input and output files.
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406      suppress the check for a minimum subject length at run time. (If it was      suppress the check for a minimum subject length at run time. (If it was
407      given to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() it did work.)      given to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec() it did work.)
408    
409    20. Fixed an ASCII-dependent infelicity in pcretest that would have made it
410        fail to work when decoding hex characters in data strings in EBCDIC
411        environments.
412    
413    21. It appears that in at least one Mac OS environment, the isxdigit() function
414        is implemented as a macro that evaluates to its argument more than once,
415        contravening the C 90 Standard (I haven't checked a later standard). There
416        was an instance in pcretest which caused it to go wrong when processing
417        \x{...} escapes in subject strings. The has been rewritten to avoid using
418        things like p++ in the argument of isxdigit().
419    
420    
421  Version 8.13 16-Aug-2011  Version 8.13 16-Aug-2011
422  ------------------------  ------------------------

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