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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 7.3 09-Aug-07  Version 7.5 12-Nov-07
5    ---------------------
6    
7    1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
8        values in parens when parsing an RE using the C++ wrapper."
9    
10    2.  Negative specials like \S did not work in character classes in UTF-8 mode.
11        Characters greater than 255 were excluded from the class instead of being
12        included.
13    
14    3.  The same bug as (2) above applied to negated POSIX classes such as
15        [:^space:].
16    
17    4.  PCRECPP_STATIC was referenced in pcrecpp_internal.h, but nowhere was it
18        defined or documented. It seems to have been a typo for PCRE_STATIC, so
19        I have changed it.
20    
21    5.  The construct (?&) was not diagnosed as a syntax error (it referenced the
22        first named subpattern) and a construct such as (?&a) would reference the
23        first named subpattern whose name started with "a" (in other words, the
24        length check was missing).
25    
26    
27    Version 7.4 21-Sep-07
28    ---------------------
29    
30    1.  Change 7.3/28 was implemented for classes by looking at the bitmap. This
31        means that a class such as [\s] counted as "explicit reference to CR or
32        LF". That isn't really right - the whole point of the change was to try to
33        help when there was an actual mention of one of the two characters. So now
34        the change happens only if \r or \n (or a literal CR or LF) character is
35        encountered.
36    
37    2.  The 32-bit options word was also used for 6 internal flags, but the numbers
38        of both had grown to the point where there were only 3 bits left.
39        Fortunately, there was spare space in the data structure, and so I have
40        moved the internal flags into a new 16-bit field to free up more option
41        bits.
42    
43    3.  The appearance of (?J) at the start of a pattern set the DUPNAMES option,
44        but did not set the internal JCHANGED flag - either of these is enough to
45        control the way the "get" function works - but the PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
46        facility is supposed to tell if (?J) was ever used, so now (?J) at the
47        start sets both bits.
48    
49    4.  Added options (at build time, compile time, exec time) to change \R from
50        matching any Unicode line ending sequence to just matching CR, LF, or CRLF.
51    
52    5.  doc/pcresyntax.html was missing from the distribution.
53    
54    6.  Put back the definition of PCRE_ERROR_NULLWSLIMIT, for backward
55        compatibility, even though it is no longer used.
56    
57    7.  Added macro for snprintf to pcrecpp_unittest.cc and also for strtoll and
58        strtoull to pcrecpp.cc to select the available functions in WIN32 when the
59        windows.h file is present (where different names are used). [This was
60        reversed later after testing - see 16 below.]
61    
62    8.  Changed all #include <config.h> to #include "config.h". There were also
63        some further <pcre.h> cases that I changed to "pcre.h".
64    
65    9.  When pcregrep was used with the --colour option, it missed the line ending
66        sequence off the lines that it output.
67    
68    10. It was pointed out to me that arrays of string pointers cause lots of
69        relocations when a shared library is dynamically loaded. A technique of
70        using a single long string with a table of offsets can drastically reduce
71        these. I have refactored PCRE in four places to do this. The result is
72        dramatic:
73    
74          Originally:                          290
75          After changing UCP table:            187
76          After changing error message table:   43
77          After changing table of "verbs"       36
78          After changing table of Posix names   22
79    
80        Thanks to the folks working on Gregex for glib for this insight.
81    
82    11. --disable-stack-for-recursion caused compiling to fail unless -enable-
83        unicode-properties was also set.
84    
85    12. Updated the tests so that they work when \R is defaulted to ANYCRLF.
86    
87    13. Added checks for ANY and ANYCRLF to pcrecpp.cc where it previously
88        checked only for CRLF.
89    
90    14. Added casts to pcretest.c to avoid compiler warnings.
91    
92    15. Added Craig's patch to various pcrecpp modules to avoid compiler warnings.
93    
94    16. Added Craig's patch to remove the WINDOWS_H tests, that were not working,
95        and instead check for _strtoi64 explicitly, and avoid the use of snprintf()
96        entirely. This removes changes made in 7 above.
97    
98    17. The CMake files have been updated, and there is now more information about
99        building with CMake in the NON-UNIX-USE document.
100    
101    
102    Version 7.3 28-Aug-07
103  ---------------------  ---------------------
104    
105   1. In the rejigging of the build system that eventually resulted in 7.1, the   1. In the rejigging of the build system that eventually resulted in 7.1, the
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196      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the      the "low surrogate" sequence 0xD800 to 0xDFFF. Previously, PCRE allowed the
197      full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still      full range 0 to 0x7FFFFFFF, as defined by RFC 2279. Internally, it still
198      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.      does: it's just the validity check that is more restrictive.
199    
200  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)  16. Inserted checks for integer overflows during escape sequence (backslash)
201      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during      processing, and also fixed erroneous offset values for syntax errors during
202      backslash processing.      backslash processing.
203    
204  17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)  17. Fixed another case of looking too far back in non-UTF-8 mode (cf 12 above)
205      for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".      for patterns like [\PPP\x8a]{1,}\x80 with the subject "A\x80".
206    
207  18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"  18. An unterminated class in a pattern like (?1)\c[ with a "forward reference"
208      caused an overrun.      caused an overrun.
209    
210  19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with  19. A pattern like (?:[\PPa*]*){8,} which had an "extended class" (one with
211      something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an      something other than just ASCII characters) inside a group that had an
212      unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see      unlimited repeat caused a loop at compile time (while checking to see
213      whether the group could match an empty string).      whether the group could match an empty string).
214    
215  20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,  20. Debugging a pattern containing \p or \P could cause a crash. For example,
216      [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)      [\P{Any}] did so. (Error in the code for printing property names.)
   
 21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.  
217    
218  22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory  21. An orphan \E inside a character class could cause a crash.
219    
220    22. A repeated capturing bracket such as (A)? could cause a wild memory
221      reference during compilation.      reference during compilation.
222    
223  23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled  23. There are several functions in pcre_compile() that scan along a compiled
224      expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look      expression for various reasons (e.g. to see if it's fixed length for look
225      behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was      behind). There were bugs in these functions when a repeated \p or \P was
226      present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared      present in the pattern. These operators have additional parameters compared
227      with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along      with \d, etc, and these were not being taken into account when moving along
228      the compiled data. Specifically:      the compiled data. Specifically:
229    
230      (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed      (a) A item such as \p{Yi}{3} in a lookbehind was not treated as fixed
231          length.          length.
232    
233      (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or      (b) An item such as \pL+ within a repeated group could cause crashes or
234          loops.          loops.
235    
236      (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect      (c) A pattern such as \p{Yi}+(\P{Yi}+)(?1) could give an incorrect
237          "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.          "reference to non-existent subpattern" error.
238    
239        (d) A pattern like (\P{Yi}{2}\277)? could loop at compile time.
240    
241  24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte  24. A repeated \S or \W in UTF-8 mode could give wrong answers when multibyte
242      characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").      characters were involved (for example /\S{2}/8g with "A\x{a3}BC").
243    
244    25. Using pcregrep in multiline, inverted mode (-Mv) caused it to loop.
245    
246    26. Patterns such as [\P{Yi}A] which include \p or \P and just one other
247        character were causing crashes (broken optimization).
248    
249    27. Patterns such as (\P{Yi}*\277)* (group with possible zero repeat containing
250        \p or \P) caused a compile-time loop.
251    
252    28. More problems have arisen in unanchored patterns when CRLF is a valid line
253        break. For example, the unstudied pattern [\r\n]A does not match the string
254        "\r\nA" because change 7.0/46 below moves the current point on by two
255        characters after failing to match at the start. However, the pattern \nA
256        *does* match, because it doesn't start till \n, and if [\r\n]A is studied,
257        the same is true. There doesn't seem any very clean way out of this, but
258        what I have chosen to do makes the common cases work: PCRE now takes note
259        of whether there can be an explicit match for \r or \n anywhere in the
260        pattern, and if so, 7.0/46 no longer applies. As part of this change,
261        there's a new PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF option for finding out whether a compiled
262        pattern has explicit CR or LF references.
263    
264    29. Added (*CR) etc for changing newline setting at start of pattern.
265    
266    
267  Version 7.2 19-Jun-07  Version 7.2 19-Jun-07

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