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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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3    
4  Version 7.5 12-Nov-07  Version 7.7 05-Mar-08
5    ---------------------
6    
7    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
8        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
9        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
10    
11    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
12        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
13        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
14    
15    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
16        Lopes.
17    
18    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
19    
20        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
21            of files, instead of just to the final components.
22    
23        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
24            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
25            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
26            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
27            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
28            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
29    
30    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
31        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
32    
33    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
34        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
35        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
36    
37    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
38        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
39    
40    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
41        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
42        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
43    
44    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
45    
46    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
47        matching function regexec().
48    
49    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
50        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
51        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
52        Oniguruma does).
53    
54    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
55        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
56        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
57        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
58        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
59        time.
60    
61    
62    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
63    ---------------------
64    
65    1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
66        codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
67        overflow.
68    
69    2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
70        HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
71    
72    3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
73        bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
74    
75        - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
76        - Fixed a problem with static linking.
77        - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
78        - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
79        - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
80            HAVE_LONG_LONG.
81        - Added readline support for pcretest.
82        - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
83    
84    4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
85        "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
86        Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
87        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
88        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
89        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
90        Configure/Make.
91    
92    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
93        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
94        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
95        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
96    
97    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
98        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
99        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
100    
101    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
102        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
103        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
104        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
105        trouble in some build environments.
106    
107    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
108    
109    
110    Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
111  ---------------------  ---------------------
112    
113  1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'  1.  Applied a patch from Craig: "This patch makes it possible to 'ignore'
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182      does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any      does the same. The return code can be used to tell if there were any
183      non-matching lines.      non-matching lines.
184    
185  14. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially  14. Added --file-offsets and --line-offsets to pcregrep.
186    
187    15. The pattern (?=something)(?R) was not being diagnosed as a potentially
188      infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not      infinitely looping recursion. The bug was that positive lookaheads were not
189      being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads      being skipped when checking for a possible empty match (negative lookaheads
190      and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).      and both kinds of lookbehind were skipped).
191    
192  15. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the  16. Fixed two typos in the Windows-only code in pcregrep.c, and moved the
193      inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of      inclusion of <windows.h> to before rather than after the definition of
194      INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).      INVALID_FILE_ATTRIBUTES (patch from David Byron).
195    
196  16. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode  17. Specifying a possessive quantifier with a specific limit for a Unicode
197      character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at      character property caused pcre_compile() to compile bad code, which led at
198      runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this      runtime to PCRE_ERROR_INTERNAL (-14). Examples of patterns that caused this
199      are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that      are: /\p{Zl}{2,3}+/8 and /\p{Cc}{2}+/8. It was the possessive "+" that
200      caused the error; without that there was no problem.      caused the error; without that there was no problem.
201    
202  17. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.  18. Added --enable-pcregrep-libz and --enable-pcregrep-libbz2.
203    
204    19. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.
205    
206    20. In pcrecpp.cc, the variable 'count' was incremented twice in
207        RE::GlobalReplace(). As a result, the number of replacements returned was
208        double what it should be. I removed one of the increments, but Craig sent a
209        later patch that removed the other one (the right fix) and added unit tests
210        that check the return values (which was not done before).
211    
212    21. Several CMake things:
213    
214        (1) Arranged that, when cmake is used on Unix, the libraries end up with
215            the names libpcre and libpcreposix, not just pcre and pcreposix.
216    
217        (2) The above change means that pcretest and pcregrep are now correctly
218            linked with the newly-built libraries, not previously installed ones.
219    
220        (3) Added PCRE_SUPPORT_LIBREADLINE, PCRE_SUPPORT_LIBZ, PCRE_SUPPORT_LIBBZ2.
221    
222    22. In UTF-8 mode, with newline set to "any", a pattern such as .*a.*=.b.*
223        crashed when matching a string such as a\x{2029}b (note that \x{2029} is a
224        UTF-8 newline character). The key issue is that the pattern starts .*;
225        this means that the match must be either at the beginning, or after a
226        newline. The bug was in the code for advancing after a failed match and
227        checking that the new position followed a newline. It was not taking
228        account of UTF-8 characters correctly.
229    
230    23. PCRE was behaving differently from Perl in the way it recognized POSIX
231        character classes. PCRE was not treating the sequence [:...:] as a
232        character class unless the ... were all letters. Perl, however, seems to
233        allow any characters between [: and :], though of course it rejects as
234        unknown any "names" that contain non-letters, because all the known class
235        names consist only of letters. Thus, Perl gives an error for [[:1234:]],
236        for example, whereas PCRE did not - it did not recognize a POSIX character
237        class. This seemed a bit dangerous, so the code has been changed to be
238        closer to Perl. The behaviour is not identical to Perl, because PCRE will
239        diagnose an unknown class for, for example, [[:l\ower:]] where Perl will
240        treat it as [[:lower:]]. However, PCRE does now give "unknown" errors where
241        Perl does, and where it didn't before.
242    
243  18. Added --enable-pcretest-libreadline.  24. Rewrite so as to remove the single use of %n from pcregrep because in some
244        Windows environments %n is disabled by default.
245    
246    
247  Version 7.4 21-Sep-07  Version 7.4 21-Sep-07

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