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5    Version 2.01 21-Oct-98
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7    
8    1. Changed the API for pcre_compile() to allow for the provision of a pointer
9    to character tables built by pcre_maketables() in the current locale. If NULL
10    is passed, the default tables are used.
11    
12    
13    Version 2.00 24-Sep-98
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15    
16    1. Since the (>?) facility is in Perl 5.005, don't require PCRE_EXTRA to enable
17    it any more.
18    
19    2. Allow quantification of (?>) groups, and make it work correctly.
20    
21    3. The first character computation wasn't working for (?>) groups.
22    
23    4. Correct the implementation of \Z (it is permitted to match on the \n at the
24    end of the subject) and add 5.005's \z, which really does match only at the
25    very end of the subject.
26    
27    5. Remove the \X "cut" facility; Perl doesn't have it, and (?> is neater.
28    
29    6. Remove the ability to specify CASELESS, MULTILINE, DOTALL, and
30    DOLLAR_END_ONLY at runtime, to make it possible to implement the Perl 5.005
31    localized options. All options to pcre_study() were also removed.
32    
33    7. Add other new features from 5.005:
34    
35       $(?<=           positive lookbehind
36       $(?<!           negative lookbehind
37       (?imsx-imsx)    added the unsetting capability
38                       such a setting is global if at outer level; local otherwise
39       (?imsx-imsx:)   non-capturing groups with option setting
40       (?(cond)re|re)  conditional pattern matching
41    
42       A backreference to itself in a repeated group matches the previous
43       captured string.
44    
45    8. General tidying up of studying (both automatic and via "study")
46    consequential on the addition of new assertions.
47    
48    9. As in 5.005, unlimited repeated groups that could match an empty substring
49    are no longer faulted at compile time. Instead, the loop is forcibly broken at
50    runtime if any iteration does actually match an empty substring.
51    
52    10. Include the RunTest script in the distribution.
53    
54    11. Added tests from the Perl 5.005_02 distribution. This showed up a few
55    discrepancies, some of which were old and were also with respect to 5.004. They
56    have now been fixed.
57    
58    
59    Version 1.09 28-Apr-98
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61    
62    1. A negated single character class followed by a quantifier with a minimum
63    value of one (e.g.  [^x]{1,6}  ) was not compiled correctly. This could lead to
64    program crashes, or just wrong answers. This did not apply to negated classes
65    containing more than one character, or to minima other than one.
66    
67    
68    Version 1.08 27-Mar-98
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70    
71    1. Add PCRE_UNGREEDY to invert the greediness of quantifiers.
72    
73    2. Add (?U) and (?X) to set PCRE_UNGREEDY and PCRE_EXTRA respectively. The
74    latter must appear before anything that relies on it in the pattern.
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77  Version 1.07 16-Feb-98  Version 1.07 16-Feb-98
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