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# Line 1242  documentation for a discussion of saving Line 1242  documentation for a discussion of saving
1242  The unused bits of the \fIoptions\fP argument for \fBpcre_exec()\fP must be  The unused bits of the \fIoptions\fP argument for \fBpcre_exec()\fP must be
1243  zero. The only bits that may be set are PCRE_ANCHORED, PCRE_NEWLINE_\fIxxx\fP,  zero. The only bits that may be set are PCRE_ANCHORED, PCRE_NEWLINE_\fIxxx\fP,
1244  PCRE_NOTBOL, PCRE_NOTEOL, PCRE_NOTEMPTY, PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE,  PCRE_NOTBOL, PCRE_NOTEOL, PCRE_NOTEMPTY, PCRE_NO_START_OPTIMIZE,
1245  PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK and PCRE_PARTIAL.  PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK, PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT, and PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD.
1246  .sp  .sp
1247    PCRE_ANCHORED    PCRE_ANCHORED
1248  .sp  .sp
# Line 1368  PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK is set, the effect of Line 1368  PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK is set, the effect of
1368  subject, or a value of \fIstartoffset\fP that does not point to the start of a  subject, or a value of \fIstartoffset\fP that does not point to the start of a
1369  UTF-8 character, is undefined. Your program may crash.  UTF-8 character, is undefined. Your program may crash.
1370  .sp  .sp
1371    PCRE_PARTIAL    PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD
1372      PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT
1373  .sp  .sp
1374  This option turns on the partial matching feature. If the subject string fails  These options turn on the partial matching feature. For backwards
1375  to match the pattern, but at some point during the matching process the end of  compatibility, PCRE_PARTIAL is a synonym for PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT. A partial match
1376  the subject was reached (that is, the subject partially matches the pattern and  occurs if the end of the subject string is reached successfully, but there are
1377  the failure to match occurred only because there were not enough subject  not enough subject characters to complete the match. If this happens when
1378  characters), \fBpcre_exec()\fP returns PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL instead of  PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD is set, \fBpcre_exec()\fP immediately returns
1379  PCRE_ERROR_NOMATCH. The portion of the string that provided the longest partial  PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL. Otherwise, if PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT is set, matching continues
1380  match is set as the first matching string. There is further discussion in the  by testing any other alternatives. Only if they all fail is PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL
1381    returned (instead of PCRE_ERROR_NOMATCH). The portion of the string that
1382    provided the partial match is set as the first matching string. There is a more
1383    detailed discussion in the
1384  .\" HREF  .\" HREF
1385  \fBpcrepartial\fP  \fBpcrepartial\fP
1386  .\"  .\"
# Line 1862  Here is an example of a simple call to \ Line 1866  Here is an example of a simple call to \
1866  .sp  .sp
1867  The unused bits of the \fIoptions\fP argument for \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP must be  The unused bits of the \fIoptions\fP argument for \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP must be
1868  zero. The only bits that may be set are PCRE_ANCHORED, PCRE_NEWLINE_\fIxxx\fP,  zero. The only bits that may be set are PCRE_ANCHORED, PCRE_NEWLINE_\fIxxx\fP,
1869  PCRE_NOTBOL, PCRE_NOTEOL, PCRE_NOTEMPTY, PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK, PCRE_PARTIAL,  PCRE_NOTBOL, PCRE_NOTEOL, PCRE_NOTEMPTY, PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK, PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD,
1870  PCRE_DFA_SHORTEST, and PCRE_DFA_RESTART. All but the last three of these are  PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT, PCRE_DFA_SHORTEST, and PCRE_DFA_RESTART. All but the last
1871  exactly the same as for \fBpcre_exec()\fP, so their description is not repeated  four of these are exactly the same as for \fBpcre_exec()\fP, so their
1872  here.  description is not repeated here.
1873  .sp  .sp
1874    PCRE_PARTIAL    PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD
1875  .sp    PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT
1876  This has the same general effect as it does for \fBpcre_exec()\fP, but the  .sp
1877  details are slightly different. When PCRE_PARTIAL is set for  These have the same general effect as they do for \fBpcre_exec()\fP, but the
1878  \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP, the return code PCRE_ERROR_NOMATCH is converted into  details are slightly different. When PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD is set for
1879  PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL if the end of the subject is reached, there have been no  \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP, it returns PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL if the end of the subject
1880  complete matches, but there is still at least one matching possibility. The  is reached and there is still at least one matching possibility that requires
1881  portion of the string that provided the longest partial match is set as the  additional characters. This happens even if some complete matches have also
1882  first matching string.  been found. When PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT is set, the return code PCRE_ERROR_NOMATCH
1883    is converted into PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL if the end of the subject is reached,
1884    there have been no complete matches, but there is still at least one matching
1885    possibility. The portion of the string that provided the longest partial match
1886    is set as the first matching string in both cases.
1887  .sp  .sp
1888    PCRE_DFA_SHORTEST    PCRE_DFA_SHORTEST
1889  .sp  .sp
# Line 1886  matching point in the subject string. Line 1894  matching point in the subject string.
1894  .sp  .sp
1895    PCRE_DFA_RESTART    PCRE_DFA_RESTART
1896  .sp  .sp
1897  When \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP is called with the PCRE_PARTIAL option, and returns  When \fBpcre_dfa_exec()\fP returns a partial match, it is possible to call it
1898  a partial match, it is possible to call it again, with additional subject  again, with additional subject characters, and have it continue with the same
1899  characters, and have it continue with the same match. The PCRE_DFA_RESTART  match. The PCRE_DFA_RESTART option requests this action; when it is set, the
1900  option requests this action; when it is set, the \fIworkspace\fP and  \fIworkspace\fP and \fIwscount\fP options must reference the same vector as
1901  \fIwscount\fP options must reference the same vector as before because data  before because data about the match so far is left in them after a partial
1902  about the match so far is left in them after a partial match. There is more  match. There is more discussion of this facility in the
 discussion of this facility in the  
1903  .\" HREF  .\" HREF
1904  \fBpcrepartial\fP  \fBpcrepartial\fP
1905  .\"  .\"
# Line 1996  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England. Line 2003  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
2003  .rs  .rs
2004  .sp  .sp
2005  .nf  .nf
2006  Last updated: 26 August 2009  Last updated: 29 August 2009
2007  Copyright (c) 1997-2009 University of Cambridge.  Copyright (c) 1997-2009 University of Cambridge.
2008  .fi  .fi

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