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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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3    
4  Version 7.4 10-Sep-07  Version 7.9 xx-xxx-09
5    ---------------------
6    
7    1.  When building with support for bzlib/zlib (pcregrep) and/or readline
8        (pcretest), all targets were linked against these libraries. This included
9        libpcre, libpcreposix, and libpcrecpp, even though they do not use these
10        libraries. This caused unwanted dependencies to be created. This problem
11        has been fixed, and now only pcregrep is linked with bzlib/zlib and only
12        pcretest is linked with readline.
13    
14    2.  The "typedef int BOOL" in pcre_internal.h that was included inside the
15        "#ifndef FALSE" condition by an earlier change (probably 7.8/18) has been
16        moved outside it again, because FALSE and TRUE are already defined in AIX,
17        but BOOL is not.
18    
19    3.  The pcre_config() function was treating the PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT and
20        PCRE_MATCH_LIMIT_RETURSION values as ints, when they should be long ints.
21    
22    4.  The pcregrep documentation said spaces were inserted as well as colons (or
23        hyphens) following file names and line numbers when outputting matching
24        lines. This is not true; no spaces are inserted. I have also clarified the
25        wording for the --colour (or --color) option.
26    
27    5.  In pcregrep, when --colour was used with -o, the list of matching strings
28        was not coloured; this is different to GNU grep, so I have changed it to be
29        the same.
30    
31    6.  When --colo(u)r was used in pcregrep, only the first matching substring in
32        each matching line was coloured. Now it goes on to look for further matches
33        of any of the test patterns, which is the same behaviour as GNU grep.
34    
35    7.  A pattern that could match an empty string could cause pcregrep to loop; it
36        doesn't make sense to accept an empty string match in pcregrep, so I have
37        locked it out (using PCRE's PCRE_NOTEMPTY option). By experiment, this
38        seems to be how GNU grep behaves.
39    
40    8.  The pattern (?(?=.*b)b|^) was incorrectly compiled as "match must be at
41        start or after a newline", because the conditional assertion was not being
42        correctly handled. The rule now is that both the assertion and what follows
43        in the first alternative must satisfy the test.
44    
45    9.  If auto-callout was enabled in a pattern with a conditional group whose
46        condition was an assertion, PCRE could crash during matching, both with
47        pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec().
48    
49    10. The PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY option was not working when pcre_dfa_exec() was
50        used for matching.
51    
52    11. Unicode property support in character classes was not working for
53        characters (bytes) greater than 127 when not in UTF-8 mode.
54    
55    12. Added the -M command line option to pcretest.
56    
57    14. Added the non-standard REG_NOTEMPTY option to the POSIX interface.
58    
59    15. Added the PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE match-time option.
60    
61    16. Added comments and documentation about mis-use of no_arg in the C++
62        wrapper.
63    
64    17. Implemented support for UTF-8 encoding in EBCDIC environments, a patch
65        from Martin Jerabek that uses macro names for all relevant character and
66        string constants.
67    
68    18. Added to pcre_internal.h two configuration checks: (a) If both EBCDIC and
69        SUPPORT_UTF8 are set, give an error; (b) If SUPPORT_UCP is set without
70        SUPPORT_UTF8, define SUPPORT_UTF8. The "configure" script handles both of
71        these, but not everybody uses configure.
72    
73    19. A conditional group that had only one branch was not being correctly
74        recognized as an item that could match an empty string. This meant that an
75        enclosing group might also not be so recognized, causing infinite looping
76        (and probably a segfault) for patterns such as ^"((?(?=[a])[^"])|b)*"$
77        with the subject "ab", where knowledge that the repeated group can match
78        nothing is needed in order to break the loop.
79    
80    20. If a pattern that was compiled with callouts was matched using pcre_dfa_
81        exec(), but without supplying a callout function, matching went wrong.
82    
83    21. If PCRE_ERROR_MATCHLIMIT occurred during a recursion, there was a memory
84        leak if the size of the offset vector was greater than 30. When the vector
85        is smaller, the saved offsets during recursion go onto a local stack
86        vector, but for larger vectors malloc() is used. It was failing to free
87        when the recursion yielded PCRE_ERROR_MATCH_LIMIT (or any other "abnormal"
88        error, in fact).
89    
90    22. There was a missing #ifdef SUPPORT_UTF8 round one of the variables in the
91        heapframe that is used only when UTF-8 support is enabled. This caused no
92        problem, but was untidy.
93    
94    
95    Version 7.8 05-Sep-08
96    ---------------------
97    
98    1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
99        Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
100        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
101        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
102        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
103        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
104    
105    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
106        scripts.
107    
108    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
109        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
110        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
111    
112    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
113        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
114        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
115    
116    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
117        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
118        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
119        truncation.
120    
121    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
122    
123    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
124        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
125    
126    8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
127        test 2 if it fails.
128    
129    9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
130        and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
131        allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
132    
133    10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
134        the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
135    
136    11. An option change at the start of a pattern that had top-level alternatives
137        could cause overwriting and/or a crash. This command provoked a crash in
138        some environments:
139    
140          printf "/(?i)[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbd]|[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbdA]/8\n" | pcretest
141    
142        This potential security problem was recorded as CVE-2008-2371.
143    
144    12. For a pattern where the match had to start at the beginning or immediately
145        after a newline (e.g /.*anything/ without the DOTALL flag), pcre_exec() and
146        pcre_dfa_exec() could read past the end of the passed subject if there was
147        no match. To help with detecting such bugs (e.g. with valgrind), I modified
148        pcretest so that it places the subject at the end of its malloc-ed buffer.
149    
150    13. The change to pcretest in 12 above threw up a couple more cases when pcre_
151        exec() might read past the end of the data buffer in UTF-8 mode.
152    
153    14. A similar bug to 7.3/2 existed when the PCRE_FIRSTLINE option was set and
154        the data contained the byte 0x85 as part of a UTF-8 character within its
155        first line. This applied both to normal and DFA matching.
156    
157    15. Lazy qualifiers were not working in some cases in UTF-8 mode. For example,
158        /^[^d]*?$/8 failed to match "abc".
159    
160    16. Added a missing copyright notice to pcrecpp_internal.h.
161    
162    17. Make it more clear in the documentation that values returned from
163        pcre_exec() in ovector are byte offsets, not character counts.
164    
165    18. Tidied a few places to stop certain compilers from issuing warnings.
166    
167    19. Updated the Virtual Pascal + BCC files to compile the latest v7.7, as
168        supplied by Stefan Weber. I made a further small update for 7.8 because
169        there is a change of source arrangements: the pcre_searchfuncs.c module is
170        replaced by pcre_ucd.c.
171    
172    
173    Version 7.7 07-May-08
174    ---------------------
175    
176    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
177        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
178        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
179    
180    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
181        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
182        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
183    
184    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
185        Lopes.
186    
187    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
188    
189        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
190            of files, instead of just to the final components.
191    
192        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
193            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
194            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
195            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
196            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
197            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
198    
199    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
200        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
201    
202    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
203        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
204        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
205    
206    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
207        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
208    
209    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
210        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
211        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
212    
213    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
214    
215    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
216        matching function regexec().
217    
218    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
219        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
220        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
221        Oniguruma does).
222    
223    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
224        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
225        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
226        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
227        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
228        time.
229    
230    13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
231        to the way PCRE behaves:
232    
233        (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
234    
235        (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
236            (Perl fails the current match path).
237    
238        (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
239            first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
240            Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
241            never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
242            The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
243            of the DOTALL setting.
244    
245    14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
246        non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
247        containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
248        non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
249        compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
250        existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
251        the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
252        was subsequently set up correctly.)
253    
254    15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
255        it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
256        other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
257        (*FAIL).
258    
259    16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
260        OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
261        cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
262        improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
263        OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
264        on the OP_ANY path.
265    
266    17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
267        following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
268        HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
269    
270    18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
271        ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
272        requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
273        Daniel Bergström.
274    
275    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
276        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
277        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
278        spotting this.
279    
280    
281    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
282    ---------------------
283    
284    1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
285        codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
286        overflow.
287    
288    2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
289        HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
290    
291    3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
292        bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
293    
294        - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
295        - Fixed a problem with static linking.
296        - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
297        - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
298        - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
299            HAVE_LONG_LONG.
300        - Added readline support for pcretest.
301        - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
302    
303    4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
304        "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
305        Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
306        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
307        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
308        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
309        Configure/Make.
310    
311    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
312        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
313        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
314        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
315    
316    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
317        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
318        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
319    
320    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
321        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
322        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
323        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
324        trouble in some build environments.
325    
326    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
327    
328    
329    Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
330    ---------------------
331    
332    1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
333        values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
334    
335    2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
336        Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
337        included.
338    
339    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
340        [:^space:].
341    
342    4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
343        defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
344        I have changed it.
345    
346    5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
347        first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
348        first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
349        length check was missing). Both these problems are fixed. "Subpattern name
350        expected" is now given for (?&) (a zero-length name), and this patch also
351        makes it give the same error for \k'' (previously it complained that that
352        was a reference to a non-existent subpattern).
353    
354    6.  The erroneous patterns (?+-a) and (?-+a) give different error messages;
355        this is right because (?- can be followed by option settings as well as by
356        digits. I have, however, made the messages clearer.
357    
358    7.  Patterns such as (?(1)a|b) (a pattern that contains fewer subpatterns
359        than the number used in the conditional) now cause a compile-time error.
360        This is actually not compatible with Perl, which accepts such patterns, but
361        treats the conditional as always being FALSE (as PCRE used to), but it
362        seems to me that giving a diagnostic is better.
363    
364    8.  Change "alphameric" to the more common word "alphanumeric" in comments
365        and messages.
366    
367    9.  Fix two occurrences of "backslash" in comments that should have been
368        "backspace".
369    
370    10. Remove two redundant lines of code that can never be obeyed (their function
371        was moved elsewhere).
372    
373    11. The program that makes PCRE's Unicode character property table had a bug
374        which caused it to generate incorrect table entries for sequences of
375        characters that have the same character type, but are in different scripts.
376        It amalgamated them into a single range, with the script of the first of
377        them. In other words, some characters were in the wrong script. There were
378        thirteen such cases, affecting characters in the following ranges:
379    
380          U+002b0 - U+002c1
381          U+0060c - U+0060d
382          U+0061e - U+00612
383          U+0064b - U+0065e
384          U+0074d - U+0076d
385          U+01800 - U+01805
386          U+01d00 - U+01d77
387          U+01d9b - U+01dbf
388          U+0200b - U+0200f
389          U+030fc - U+030fe
390          U+03260 - U+0327f
391          U+0fb46 - U+0fbb1
392          U+10450 - U+1049d
393    
394    12. The -o option (show only the matching part of a line) for pcregrep was not
395        compatible with GNU grep in that, if there was more than one match in a
396        line, it showed only the first of them. It now behaves in the same way as
397        GNU grep.
398    
399    13. If the -o and -v options were combined for pcregrep, it printed a blank
400        line for every non-matching line. GNU grep prints nothing, and pcregrep now
401        does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
402        non-matching lines.
403    
404    14. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
405    
406    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
407        infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
408        being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
409        and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
410    
411    16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
412        inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
413        INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
414    
415    17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
416        character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
417        runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
418        are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
419        caused the error; without that there was no problem.
420    
421    18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
422    
423    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
424    
425    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
426        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
427        double what it should be. I removed one of the increments, but Craig sent a
428        later patch that removed the other one (the right fix) and added unit tests
429        that check the return values (which was not done before).
430    
431    21. Several CMake things:
432    
433        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
434            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
435    
436        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
437            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
438    
439        (3) Added PCRE_SUPPORT_LIBREADLINE, PCRE_SUPPORT_LIBZ, PCRE_SUPPORT_LIBBZ2.
440    
441    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
442        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
443        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
444        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
445        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
446        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
447        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
448    
449    23. PCRE was behaving differently from Perl in the way it recognized POSIX
450        character classes. PCRE was not treating the sequence [:...:] as a
451        character class unless the ... were all letters. Perl, however, seems to
452        allow any characters between [: and :], though of course it rejects as
453        unknown any "names" that contain non-letters, because all the known class
454        names consist only of letters. Thus, Perl gives an error for [[:1234:]],
455        for example, whereas PCRE did not - it did not recognize a POSIX character
456        class. This seemed a bit dangerous, so the code has been changed to be
457        closer to Perl. The behaviour is not identical to Perl, because PCRE will
458        diagnose an unknown class for, for example, [[:l\ower:]] where Perl will
459        treat it as [[:lower:]]. However, PCRE does now give "unknown" errors where
460        Perl does, and where it didn't before.
461    
462    24. Rewrite so as to remove the single use of %n from pcregrep because in some
463        Windows environments %n is disabled by default.
464    
465    
466    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
467  ---------------------  ---------------------
468    
469  1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This  1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
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494      compatibility, even though it is no longer used.      compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
495    
496  7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and  7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
497      strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the      strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
498      windows.h file is present (where different names are used).      windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
499        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
500    
501  8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also  8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
502      some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".      some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
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526  13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously  13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
527      checked only for CRLF.      checked only for CRLF.
528    
529    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
530    
531    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
532    
533    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
534        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
535        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
536    
537    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
538        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
539    
540    
541  Version 7.3 28-Aug-07  Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
542  ---------------------  ---------------------

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