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1  ChangeLog for PCRE  ChangeLog for PCRE
2  ------------------  ------------------
3    
4  Version 7.7 05-Mar-08  Version 8.0 02 Jul-08
5    ---------------------
6    
7    1.  Replaced UCP searching code with optimized version as implemented for Ad
8        Muncher (http://www.admuncher.com/) by Peter Kankowski. This uses a two-
9        stage table and inline lookup instead of a function, giving speed ups of 2
10        to 5 times on some simple patterns that I tested. Permission was given to
11        distribute the MultiStage2.py script that generates the tables (it's not in
12        the tarball, but is in the Subversion repository).
13    
14    2.  Updated the Unicode datatables to Unicode 5.1.0. This adds yet more
15        scripts.
16    
17    3.  Change 12 for 7.7 introduced a bug in pcre_study() when a pattern contained
18        a group with a zero qualifier. The result of the study could be incorrect,
19        or the function might crash, depending on the pattern.
20    
21    4.  Caseless matching was not working for non-ASCII characters in back
22        references. For example, /(\x{de})\1/8i was not matching \x{de}\x{fe}.
23        It now works when Unicode Property Support is available.
24    
25    5.  In pcretest, an escape such as \x{de} in the data was always generating
26        a UTF-8 string, even in non-UTF-8 mode. Now it generates a single byte in
27        non-UTF-8 mode. If the value is greater than 255, it gives a warning about
28        truncation.
29    
30    6.  Minor bugfix in pcrecpp.cc (change "" == ... to NULL == ...).
31    
32    7.  Added two (int) casts to pcregrep when printing the difference of two
33        pointers, in case they are 64-bit values.
34    
35    8.  Added comments about Mac OS X stack usage to the pcrestack man page and to
36        test 2 if it fails.
37    
38    9.  Added PCRE_CALL_CONVENTION just before the names of all exported functions,
39        and a #define of that name to empty if it is not externally set. This is to
40        allow users of MSVC to set it if necessary.
41    
42    10. The PCRE_EXP_DEFN macro which precedes exported functions was missing from
43        the convenience functions in the pcre_get.c source file.
44    
45    
46    Version 7.7 07-May-08
47  ---------------------  ---------------------
48    
49  1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert  1.  Applied Craig's patch to sort out a long long problem: "If we can't convert
50      a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is      a string to a long long, pretend we don't even have a long long." This is
51      done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.      done by checking for the strtoq, strtoll, and _strtoi64 functions.
52    
53  2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with  2.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to restore ABI compatibility with
54      pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting      pre-7.6 versions, which defined a global no_arg variable instead of putting
55      it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)      it in the RE class. (See also #8 below.)
56    
57  3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno  3.  Remove a line of dead code, identified by coverity and reported by Nuno
58      Lopes.      Lopes.
59    
60  4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:  4.  Fixed two related pcregrep bugs involving -r with --include or --exclude:
61    
62      (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames      (1) The include/exclude patterns were being applied to the whole pathnames
63          of files, instead of just to the final components.          of files, instead of just to the final components.
64    
65      (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were      (2) If there was more than one level of directory, the subdirectories were
66          skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is          skipped unless they satisfied the include/exclude conditions. This is
67          inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the          inconsistent with GNU grep (and could even be seen as contrary to the
68          pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).          pcregrep specification - which I improved to make it absolutely clear).
69          The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just          The action now is always to scan all levels of directory, and just
70          apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.          apply the include/exclude patterns to regular files.
71    
72  5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used  5.  Added the --include_dir and --exclude_dir patterns to pcregrep, and used
73      --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.      --exclude_dir in the tests to avoid scanning .svn directories.
74    
75  6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the  6.  Applied Craig's patch to the QuoteMeta function so that it escapes the
76      NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE      NUL character as backslash + 0 rather than backslash + NUL, because PCRE
77      doesn't support NULs in patterns.      doesn't support NULs in patterns.
78    
79  7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in  7.  Added some missing "const"s to declarations of static tables in
80      pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.      pcre_compile.c and pcre_dfa_exec.c.
81    
82  8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was  8.  Applied Craig's patch to pcrecpp.cc to fix a problem in OS X that was
83      caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the      caused by fix #2  above. (Subsequently also a second patch to fix the
84      first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)      first patch. And a third patch - this was a messy problem.)
85    
86  9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().  9.  Applied Craig's patch to remove the use of push_back().
87    
88  10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX  10. Applied Alan Lehotsky's patch to add REG_STARTEND support to the POSIX
89      matching function regexec().      matching function regexec().
90    
91  11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',  11. Added support for the Oniguruma syntax \g<name>, \g<n>, \g'name', \g'n',
92      which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back      which, however, unlike Perl's \g{...}, are subroutine calls, not back
93      references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think      references. PCRE supports relative numbers with this syntax (I don't think
94      Oniguruma does).      Oniguruma does).
95    
96  12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely  12. Previously, a group with a zero repeat such as (...){0} was completely
97      omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group      omitted from the compiled regex. However, this means that if the group
98      was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong      was called as a subroutine from elsewhere in the pattern, things went wrong
99      (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled      (an internal error was given). Such groups are now left in the compiled
100      pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution      pattern, with a new opcode that causes them to be skipped at execution
101      time.      time.
102    
103  13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes  13. Added the PCRE_JAVASCRIPT_COMPAT option. This makes the following changes
104      to the way PCRE behaves:      to the way PCRE behaves:
105    
106      (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).      (a) A lone ] character is dis-allowed (Perl treats it as data).
107    
108      (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string      (b) A back reference to an unmatched subpattern matches an empty string
109          (Perl fails the current match path).          (Perl fails the current match path).
110    
111      (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the      (c) A data ] in a character class must be notated as \] because if the
112          first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In          first data character in a class is ], it defines an empty class. (In
113          Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []          Perl it is not possible to have an empty class.) The empty class []
114          never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).          never matches; it forces failure and is equivalent to (*FAIL) or (?!).
115          The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently          The negative empty class [^] matches any one character, independently
116          of the DOTALL setting.          of the DOTALL setting.
117    
118  14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a  14. A pattern such as /(?2)[]a()b](abc)/ which had a forward reference to a
119      non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and      non-existent subpattern following a character class starting with ']' and
120      containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to      containing () gave an internal compiling error instead of "reference to
121      non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the      non-existent subpattern". Fortunately, when the pattern did exist, the
122      compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the      compiled code was correct. (When scanning forwards to check for the
123      existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating      existencd of the subpattern, it was treating the data ']' as terminating
124      the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference      the class, so got the count wrong. When actually compiling, the reference
125      was subsequently set up correctly.)      was subsequently set up correctly.)
126    
127  15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;  15. The "always fail" assertion (?!) is optimzed to (*FAIL) by pcre_compile;
128      it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though      it was being rejected as not supported by pcre_dfa_exec(), even though
129      other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support      other assertions are supported. I have made pcre_dfa_exec() support
130      (*FAIL).      (*FAIL).
131    
132  16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,  16. The implementation of 13c above involved the invention of a new opcode,
133      OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s      OP_ALLANY, which is like OP_ANY but doesn't check the /s flag. Since /s
134      cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small      cannot be changed at match time, I realized I could make a small
135      improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of      improvement to matching performance by compiling OP_ALLANY instead of
136      OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests      OP_ANY for "." when DOTALL was set, and then removing the runtime tests
137      on the OP_ANY path.      on the OP_ANY path.
138    
139  17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the  17. Compiling pcretest on Windows with readline support failed without the
140      following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on      following two fixes: (1) Make the unistd.h include conditional on
141      HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.      HAVE_UNISTD_H; (2) #define isatty and fileno as _isatty and _fileno.
142    
143  18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the  18. Changed CMakeLists.txt and cmake/FindReadline.cmake to arrange for the
144      ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is      ncurses library to be included for pcretest when ReadLine support is
145      requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from      requested, but also to allow for it to be overridden. This patch came from
146      Daniel Bergström.      Daniel Bergström.
147    
148    19. There was a typo in the file ucpinternal.h where f0_rangeflag was defined
149        as 0x00f00000 instead of 0x00800000. Luckily, this would not have caused
150        any errors with the current Unicode tables. Thanks to Peter Kankowski for
151        spotting this.
152    
153    
154  Version 7.6 28-Jan-08  Version 7.6 28-Jan-08

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