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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
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4  Version 7.6 19-Jan-08  Version 7.9 xx-xxx-09
5    ---------------------
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
45    9.  If auto-callout was enabled in a pattern with a conditional group, PCRE
46        could crash during matching, both with pcre_exec() and pcre_dfa_exec().
48    10. The PCRE_DOLLAR_ENDONLY option was not working when pcre_dfa_exec() was
49        used for matching.
51    11. Unicode property support in character classes was not working for
52        characters (bytes) greater than 127 when not in UTF-8 mode.
54    12. Added the -M command line option to pcretest.
56    14. Added the non-standard REG_NOTEMPTY option to the POSIX interface.
58    15. Added the PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE match-time option.
60    16. Added comments and documentation about mis-use of no_arg in the C++
61        wrapper.
63    17. Implemented support for UTF-8 encoding in EBCDIC environments, a patch
64        from Martin Jerabek that uses macro names for all relevant character and
65        string constants.
67    18. Added to pcre_internal.h two configuration checks: (a) If both EBCDIC and
68        SUPPORT_UTF8 are set, give an error; (b) If SUPPORT_UCP is set without
69        SUPPORT_UTF8, define SUPPORT_UTF8. The "configure" script handles both of
70        these, but not everybody uses configure.
72    19. A conditional group that had only one branch was not being correctly
73        recognized as an item that could match an empty string. This meant that an
74        enclosing group might also not be so recognized, causing infinite looping
75        (and probably a segfault) for patterns such as ^"((?(?=[a])[^"])|b)*"$
76        with the subject "ab", where knowledge that the repeated group can match
77        nothing is needed in order to break the loop.
79    20. If a pattern that was compiled with callouts was matched using pcre_dfa_
80        exec(), but without supplying a callout function, matching went wrong.
83    Version 7.8 05-Sep-08
84    ---------------------
86    1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
87        Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
88        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
89        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
90        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
91        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
93    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
94        scripts.
96    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
97        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
98        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
100    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
101        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
102        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
104    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
105        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
106        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
107        truncation.
109    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
111    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
112        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
114    8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
115        test 2 if it fails.
117    9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
118        and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
119        allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
121    10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
122        the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
124    11. An option change at the start of a pattern that had top-level alternatives
125        could cause overwriting and/or a crash. This command provoked a crash in
126        some environments:
128          printf "/(?i)[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbd]|[\xc3\xa9\xc3\xbdA]/8\n" | pcretest
130        This potential security problem was recorded as CVE-2008-2371.
132    12. For a pattern where the match had to start at the beginning or immediately
133        after a newline (e.g /.*anything/ without the DOTALL flag), pcre_exec() and
134        pcre_dfa_exec() could read past the end of the passed subject if there was
135        no match. To help with detecting such bugs (e.g. with valgrind), I modified
136        pcretest so that it places the subject at the end of its malloc-ed buffer.
138    13. The change to pcretest in 12 above threw up a couple more cases when pcre_
139        exec() might read past the end of the data buffer in UTF-8 mode.
141    14. A similar bug to 7.3/2 existed when the PCRE_FIRSTLINE option was set and
142        the data contained the byte 0x85 as part of a UTF-8 character within its
143        first line. This applied both to normal and DFA matching.
145    15. Lazy qualifiers were not working in some cases in UTF-8 mode. For example,
146        /^[^d]*?$/8 failed to match "abc".
148    16. Added a missing copyright notice to pcrecpp_internal.h.
150    17. Make it more clear in the documentation that values returned from
151        pcre_exec() in ovector are byte offsets, not character counts.
153    18. Tidied a few places to stop certain compilers from issuing warnings.
155    19. Updated the Virtual Pascal + BCC files to compile the latest v7.7, as
156        supplied by Stefan Weber. I made a further small update for 7.8 because
157        there is a change of source arrangements: the pcre_searchfuncs.c module is
158        replaced by pcre_ucd.c.
161    Version 7.7 07-May-08
162    ---------------------
164    1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
165        a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
166        done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
168    2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
169        pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
170        it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
172    3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
173        Lopes.
175    4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
177        (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
178            of files, instead of just to the final components.
180        (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
181            skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
182            inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
183            pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
184            The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
185            apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
187    5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
188        --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
190    6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
191        NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
192        doesn't support NULs in patterns.
194    7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
195        pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
197    8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
198        caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
199        first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
201    9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
203    10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
204        matching function regexec().
206    11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
207        which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
208        references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
209        Oniguruma does).
211    12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
212        omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
213        was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
214        (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
215        pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
216        time.
218    13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
219        to the way PCRE behaves:
221        (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
223        (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
224            (Perl fails the current match path).
226        (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
227            first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
228            Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
229            never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
230            The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
231            of the DOTALL setting.
233    14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
234        non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
235        containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
236        non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
237        compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
238        existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
239        the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
240        was subsequently set up correctly.)
242    15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
243        it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
244        other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
245        (*FAIL).
247    16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
248        OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
249        cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
250        improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
251        OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
252        on the OP_ANY path.
254    17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
255        following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
256        HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
258    18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
259        ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
260        requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
261        Daniel Bergström.
263    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
264        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
265        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
266        spotting this.
269    Version 7.6 28-Jan-08
270  ---------------------  ---------------------
272  1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with  1.  A character class containing a very large number of characters with
273      codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer      codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
274      overflow.      overflow.
276  2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when  2.  Patch to cut out the "long long" test in pcrecpp_unittest when
277      HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.      HAVE_LONG_LONG is not defined.
279  3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to  3.  Applied Christian Ehrlicher's patch to update the CMake build files to
280      bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:      bring them up to date and include new features. This patch includes:
282      - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.      - Fixed PH's badly added libz and libbz2 support.
283      - Fixed a problem with static linking.      - Fixed a problem with static linking.
284      - Added pcredemo.      - Added pcredemo. [But later removed - see 7 below.]
285      - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.      - Fixed dftables problem and added an option.
286      - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and      - Added a number of HAVE_XXX tests, including HAVE_WINDOWS_H and
287          HAVE_LONG_LONG.          HAVE_LONG_LONG.
288      - Added readline support for pcretest.      - Added readline support for pcretest.
289      - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.      - Added an listing of the option settings after cmake has run.
291  4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to created a dll  4.  A user submitted a patch to Makefile that makes it easy to create
292      under mingw. I added stuff to Makefile.am that cause it to include this      "pcre.dll" under mingw when using Configure/Make. I added stuff to
293      special target, without affecting anything else.      Makefile.am that cause it to include this special target, without
294        affecting anything else. Note that the same mingw target plus all
295        the other distribution libraries and programs are now supported
296        when configuring with CMake (see 6 below) instead of with
297        Configure/Make.
299    5.  Applied Craig's patch that moves no_arg into the RE class in the C++ code.
300        This is an attempt to solve the reported problem "pcrecpp::no_arg is not
301        exported in the Windows port". It has not yet been confirmed that the patch
302        solves the problem, but it does no harm.
304    6.  Applied Sheri's patch to CMakeLists.txt to add NON_STANDARD_LIB_PREFIX and
305        NON_STANDARD_LIB_SUFFIX for dll names built with mingw when configured
306        with CMake, and also correct the comment about stack recursion.
308    7.  Remove the automatic building of pcredemo from the ./configure system and
309        from CMakeLists.txt. The whole idea of pcredemo.c is that it is an example
310        of a program that users should build themselves after PCRE is installed, so
311        building it automatically is not really right. What is more, it gave
312        trouble in some build environments.
314    8.  Further tidies to CMakeLists.txt from Sheri and Christian.
317  Version 7.5 10-Jan-08  Version 7.5 10-Jan-08
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