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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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3    
4  Version 8.10 03 May-2010  Version 8.13 30-Apr-2011
5    ------------------------
6    
7    1.  The Unicode data tables have been updated to Unicode 6.0.0.
8    
9    2.  Two minor typos in pcre_internal.h have been fixed.
10    
11    3.  Added #include <string.h> to pcre_scanner_unittest.cc, pcrecpp.cc, and
12        pcrecpp_unittest.cc. They are needed for strcmp(), memset(), and strchr()
13        in some environments (e.g. Solaris 10/SPARC using Sun Studio 12U2).
14    
15    4.  There were a number of related bugs in the code for matching backrefences
16        caselessly in UTF-8 mode when codes for the characters concerned were
17        different numbers of bytes. For example, U+023A and U+2C65 are an upper
18        and lower case pair, using 2 and 3 bytes, respectively. The main bugs were:
19        (a) A reference to 3 copies of a 2-byte code matched only 2 of a 3-byte
20        code. (b) A reference to 2 copies of a 3-byte code would not match 2 of a
21        2-byte code at the end of the subject (it thought there wasn't enough data
22        left).
23    
24    
25    Version 8.12 15-Jan-2011
26    ------------------------
27    
28    1.  Fixed some typos in the markup of the man pages, and wrote a script that
29        checks for such things as part of the documentation building process.
30    
31    2.  On a big-endian 64-bit system, pcregrep did not correctly process the
32        --match-limit and --recursion-limit options (added for 8.11). In
33        particular, this made one of the standard tests fail. (The integer value
34        went into the wrong half of a long int.)
35    
36    3.  If the --colour option was given to pcregrep with -v (invert match), it
37        did strange things, either producing crazy output, or crashing. It should,
38        of course, ignore a request for colour when reporting lines that do not
39        match.
40    
41    4.  Another pcregrep bug caused similar problems if --colour was specified with
42        -M (multiline) and the pattern match finished with a line ending.
43    
44    5.  In pcregrep, when a pattern that ended with a literal newline sequence was
45        matched in multiline mode, the following line was shown as part of the
46        match. This seems wrong, so I have changed it.
47    
48    6.  Another pcregrep bug in multiline mode, when --colour was specified, caused
49        the check for further matches in the same line (so they could be coloured)
50        to overrun the end of the current line. If another match was found, it was
51        incorrectly shown (and then shown again when found in the next line).
52    
53    7.  If pcregrep was compiled under Windows, there was a reference to the
54        function pcregrep_exit() before it was defined. I am assuming this was
55        the cause of the "error C2371: 'pcregrep_exit' : redefinition;" that was
56        reported by a user. I've moved the definition above the reference.
57    
58    
59    Version 8.11 10-Dec-2010
60    ------------------------
61    
62    1.  (*THEN) was not working properly if there were untried alternatives prior
63        to it in the current branch. For example, in ((a|b)(*THEN)(*F)|c..) it
64        backtracked to try for "b" instead of moving to the next alternative branch
65        at the same level (in this case, to look for "c"). The Perl documentation
66        is clear that when (*THEN) is backtracked onto, it goes to the "next
67        alternative in the innermost enclosing group".
68    
69    2.  (*COMMIT) was not overriding (*THEN), as it does in Perl. In a pattern
70        such as   (A(*COMMIT)B(*THEN)C|D)  any failure after matching A should
71        result in overall failure. Similarly, (*COMMIT) now overrides (*PRUNE) and
72        (*SKIP), (*SKIP) overrides (*PRUNE) and (*THEN), and (*PRUNE) overrides
73        (*THEN).
74    
75    3.  If \s appeared in a character class, it removed the VT character from
76        the class, even if it had been included by some previous item, for example
77        in [\x00-\xff\s]. (This was a bug related to the fact that VT is not part
78        of \s, but is part of the POSIX "space" class.)
79    
80    4.  A partial match never returns an empty string (because you can always
81        match an empty string at the end of the subject); however the checking for
82        an empty string was starting at the "start of match" point. This has been
83        changed to the "earliest inspected character" point, because the returned
84        data for a partial match starts at this character. This means that, for
85        example, /(?<=abc)def/ gives a partial match for the subject "abc"
86        (previously it gave "no match").
87    
88    5.  Changes have been made to the way PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD affects the matching
89        of $, \z, \Z, \b, and \B. If the match point is at the end of the string,
90        previously a full match would be given. However, setting PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD
91        has an implication that the given string is incomplete (because a partial
92        match is preferred over a full match). For this reason, these items now
93        give a partial match in this situation. [Aside: previously, the one case
94        /t\b/ matched against "cat" with PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD set did return a partial
95        match rather than a full match, which was wrong by the old rules, but is
96        now correct.]
97    
98    6.  There was a bug in the handling of #-introduced comments, recognized when
99        PCRE_EXTENDED is set, when PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY and PCRE_UTF8 were also set.
100        If a UTF-8 multi-byte character included the byte 0x85 (e.g. +U0445, whose
101        UTF-8 encoding is 0xd1,0x85), this was misinterpreted as a newline when
102        scanning for the end of the comment. (*Character* 0x85 is an "any" newline,
103        but *byte* 0x85 is not, in UTF-8 mode). This bug was present in several
104        places in pcre_compile().
105    
106    7.  Related to (6) above, when pcre_compile() was skipping #-introduced
107        comments when looking ahead for named forward references to subpatterns,
108        the only newline sequence it recognized was NL. It now handles newlines
109        according to the set newline convention.
110    
111    8.  SunOS4 doesn't have strerror() or strtoul(); pcregrep dealt with the
112        former, but used strtoul(), whereas pcretest avoided strtoul() but did not
113        cater for a lack of strerror(). These oversights have been fixed.
114    
115    9.  Added --match-limit and --recursion-limit to pcregrep.
116    
117    10. Added two casts needed to build with Visual Studio when NO_RECURSE is set.
118    
119    11. When the -o option was used, pcregrep was setting a return code of 1, even
120        when matches were found, and --line-buffered was not being honoured.
121    
122    12. Added an optional parentheses number to the -o and --only-matching options
123        of pcregrep.
124    
125    13. Imitating Perl's /g action for multiple matches is tricky when the pattern
126        can match an empty string. The code to do it in pcretest and pcredemo
127        needed fixing:
128    
129        (a) When the newline convention was "crlf", pcretest got it wrong, skipping
130            only one byte after an empty string match just before CRLF (this case
131            just got forgotten; "any" and "anycrlf" were OK).
132    
133        (b) The pcretest code also had a bug, causing it to loop forever in UTF-8
134            mode when an empty string match preceded an ASCII character followed by
135            a non-ASCII character. (The code for advancing by one character rather
136            than one byte was nonsense.)
137    
138        (c) The pcredemo.c sample program did not have any code at all to handle
139            the cases when CRLF is a valid newline sequence.
140    
141    14. Neither pcre_exec() nor pcre_dfa_exec() was checking that the value given
142        as a starting offset was within the subject string. There is now a new
143        error, PCRE_ERROR_BADOFFSET, which is returned if the starting offset is
144        negative or greater than the length of the string. In order to test this,
145        pcretest is extended to allow the setting of negative starting offsets.
146    
147    15. In both pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec() the code for checking that the
148        starting offset points to the beginning of a UTF-8 character was
149        unnecessarily clumsy. I tidied it up.
150    
151    16. Added PCRE_ERROR_SHORTUTF8 to make it possible to distinguish between a
152        bad UTF-8 sequence and one that is incomplete when using PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD.
153    
154    17. Nobody had reported that the --include_dir option, which was added in
155        release 7.7 should have been called --include-dir (hyphen, not underscore)
156        for compatibility with GNU grep. I have changed it to --include-dir, but
157        left --include_dir as an undocumented synonym, and the same for
158        --exclude-dir, though that is not available in GNU grep, at least as of
159        release 2.5.4.
160    
161    18. At a user's suggestion, the macros GETCHAR and friends (which pick up UTF-8
162        characters from a string of bytes) have been redefined so as not to use
163        loops, in order to improve performance in some environments. At the same
164        time, I abstracted some of the common code into auxiliary macros to save
165        repetition (this should not affect the compiled code).
166    
167    19. If \c was followed by a multibyte UTF-8 character, bad things happened. A
168        compile-time error is now given if \c is not followed by an ASCII
169        character, that is, a byte less than 128. (In EBCDIC mode, the code is
170        different, and any byte value is allowed.)
171    
172    20. Recognize (*NO_START_OPT) at the start of a pattern to set the PCRE_NO_
173        START_OPTIMIZE option, which is now allowed at compile time - but just
174        passed through to pcre_exec() or pcre_dfa_exec(). This makes it available
175        to pcregrep and other applications that have no direct access to PCRE
176        options. The new /Y option in pcretest sets this option when calling
177        pcre_compile().
178    
179    21. Change 18 of release 8.01 broke the use of named subpatterns for recursive
180        back references. Groups containing recursive back references were forced to
181        be atomic by that change, but in the case of named groups, the amount of
182        memory required was incorrectly computed, leading to "Failed: internal
183        error: code overflow". This has been fixed.
184    
185    22. Some patches to pcre_stringpiece.h, pcre_stringpiece_unittest.cc, and
186        pcretest.c, to avoid build problems in some Borland environments.
187    
188    
189    Version 8.10 25-Jun-2010
190  ------------------------  ------------------------
191    
192  1.  Added support for (*MARK:ARG) and for ARG additions to PRUNE, SKIP, and  1.  Added support for (*MARK:ARG) and for ARG additions to PRUNE, SKIP, and
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194    
195  2.  (*ACCEPT) was not working when inside an atomic group.  2.  (*ACCEPT) was not working when inside an atomic group.
196    
197  3.  Inside a character class, \B is treated as a literal by default, but  3.  Inside a character class, \B is treated as a literal by default, but
198      faulted if PCRE_EXTRA is set. This mimics Perl's behaviour (the -w option      faulted if PCRE_EXTRA is set. This mimics Perl's behaviour (the -w option
199      causes the error). The code is unchanged, but I tidied the documentation.      causes the error). The code is unchanged, but I tidied the documentation.
200    
201  4.  Inside a character class, PCRE always treated \R and \X as literals,  4.  Inside a character class, PCRE always treated \R and \X as literals,
202      whereas Perl faults them if its -w option is set. I have changed PCRE so      whereas Perl faults them if its -w option is set. I have changed PCRE so
203      that it faults them when PCRE_EXTRA is set.      that it faults them when PCRE_EXTRA is set.
204    
205  5.  Added support for \N, which always matches any character other than  5.  Added support for \N, which always matches any character other than
206      newline. (It is the same as "." when PCRE_DOTALL is not set.)      newline. (It is the same as "." when PCRE_DOTALL is not set.)
207    
208  6.  When compiling pcregrep with newer versions of gcc which may have  6.  When compiling pcregrep with newer versions of gcc which may have
209      FORTIFY_SOURCE set, several warnings "ignoring return value of 'fwrite',      FORTIFY_SOURCE set, several warnings "ignoring return value of 'fwrite',
210      declared with attribute warn_unused_result" were given. Just casting the      declared with attribute warn_unused_result" were given. Just casting the
211      result to (void) does not stop the warnings; a more elaborate fudge is      result to (void) does not stop the warnings; a more elaborate fudge is
212      needed. I've used a macro to implement this.      needed. I've used a macro to implement this.
213    
214  7.  Minor change to pcretest.c to avoid a compiler warning.  7.  Minor change to pcretest.c to avoid a compiler warning.
215    
216  8.  Added four artifical Unicode properties to help with an option to make  8.  Added four artifical Unicode properties to help with an option to make
217      \s etc use properties (see next item). The new properties are: Xan      \s etc use properties (see next item). The new properties are: Xan
218      (alphanumeric), Xsp (Perl space), Xps (POSIX space), and Xwd (word).      (alphanumeric), Xsp (Perl space), Xps (POSIX space), and Xwd (word).
219    
220  9.  Added PCRE_UCP to make \b, \d, \s, \w, and certain POSIX character classes  9.  Added PCRE_UCP to make \b, \d, \s, \w, and certain POSIX character classes
221      use Unicode properties. (*UCP) at the start of a pattern can be used to set      use Unicode properties. (*UCP) at the start of a pattern can be used to set
222      this option. Modified pcretest to add /W to test this facility. Added      this option. Modified pcretest to add /W to test this facility. Added
223      REG_UCP to make it available via the POSIX interface.      REG_UCP to make it available via the POSIX interface.
   
 10. Added --line-buffered to pcregrep.  
224    
225  11. In UTF-8 mode, if a pattern that was compiled with PCRE_CASELESS was  10. Added --line-buffered to pcregrep.
226      studied, and the match started with a letter with a code point greater than  
227    11. In UTF-8 mode, if a pattern that was compiled with PCRE_CASELESS was
228        studied, and the match started with a letter with a code point greater than
229      127 whose first byte was different to the first byte of the other case of      127 whose first byte was different to the first byte of the other case of
230      the letter, the other case of this starting letter was not recognized.      the letter, the other case of this starting letter was not recognized
231        (#976).
232  12. pcreposix.c included pcre.h before including pcre_internal.h. This caused a  
233      conflict in the definition of PCRE_EXP_DECL. I have removed the include of  12. If a pattern that was studied started with a repeated Unicode property
     pcre.h as pcre_internal.h includes pcre.h itself. (This may be a bit of  
     historical tidying that never got done.)  
   
 13. If a pattern that was studied started with a repeated Unicode property  
234      test, for example, \p{Nd}+, there was the theoretical possibility of      test, for example, \p{Nd}+, there was the theoretical possibility of
235      setting up an incorrect bitmap of starting bytes, but fortunately it could      setting up an incorrect bitmap of starting bytes, but fortunately it could
236      not have actually happened in practice until change 8 above was made (it      not have actually happened in practice until change 8 above was made (it
237      added property types that matched character-matching opcodes).      added property types that matched character-matching opcodes).
238    
239  14. pcre_study() now recognizes \h, \v, and \R when constructing a bit map of  13. pcre_study() now recognizes \h, \v, and \R when constructing a bit map of
240      possible starting bytes for non-anchored patterns.      possible starting bytes for non-anchored patterns.
241    
242  15. The "auto-possessify" feature of pcre_compile() now recognizes \R.  14. Extended the "auto-possessify" feature of pcre_compile(). It now recognizes
243        \R, and also a number of cases that involve Unicode properties, both
244  16. If a repeated Unicode property match (e.g. \p{Lu}*) was used with non-UTF-8      explicit and implicit when PCRE_UCP is set.
245      input, it could crash or give wrong results if characters with values  
246      greater than 0xc0 were present in the subject string. (Detail: it assumed  15. If a repeated Unicode property match (e.g. \p{Lu}*) was used with non-UTF-8
247        input, it could crash or give wrong results if characters with values
248        greater than 0xc0 were present in the subject string. (Detail: it assumed
249      UTF-8 input when processing these items.)      UTF-8 input when processing these items.)
250    
251    16. Added a lot of (int) casts to avoid compiler warnings in systems where
252        size_t is 64-bit (#991).
253    
254    17. Added a check for running out of memory when PCRE is compiled with
255        --disable-stack-for-recursion (#990).
256    
257    18. If the last data line in a file for pcretest does not have a newline on
258        the end, a newline was missing in the output.
259    
260    19. The default pcre_chartables.c file recognizes only ASCII characters (values
261        less than 128) in its various bitmaps. However, there is a facility for
262        generating tables according to the current locale when PCRE is compiled. It
263        turns out that in some environments, 0x85 and 0xa0, which are Unicode space
264        characters, are recognized by isspace() and therefore were getting set in
265        these tables, and indeed these tables seem to approximate to ISO 8859. This
266        caused a problem in UTF-8 mode when pcre_study() was used to create a list
267        of bytes that can start a match. For \s, it was including 0x85 and 0xa0,
268        which of course cannot start UTF-8 characters. I have changed the code so
269        that only real ASCII characters (less than 128) and the correct starting
270        bytes for UTF-8 encodings are set for characters greater than 127 when in
271        UTF-8 mode. (When PCRE_UCP is set - see 9 above - the code is different
272        altogether.)
273    
274    20. Added the /T option to pcretest so as to be able to run tests with non-
275        standard character tables, thus making it possible to include the tests
276        used for 19 above in the standard set of tests.
277    
278    21. A pattern such as (?&t)(?#()(?(DEFINE)(?<t>a)) which has a forward
279        reference to a subpattern the other side of a comment that contains an
280        opening parenthesis caused either an internal compiling error, or a
281        reference to the wrong subpattern.
282    
283    
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