/[pcre]/code/trunk/doc/pcreapi.3
ViewVC logotype

Diff of /code/trunk/doc/pcreapi.3

Parent Directory Parent Directory | Revision Log Revision Log | View Patch Patch

revision 211 by ph10, Thu Aug 9 09:52:43 2007 UTC revision 230 by ph10, Mon Sep 10 13:23:56 2007 UTC
# Line 218  points during a matching operation. Deta Line 218  points during a matching operation. Deta
218  documentation.  documentation.
219  .  .
220  .  .
221    .\" HTML <a name="newlines"></a>
222  .SH NEWLINES  .SH NEWLINES
223  .rs  .rs
224  .sp  .sp
# Line 235  The default default is LF, which is the Line 236  The default default is LF, which is the
236  default can be overridden, either when a pattern is compiled, or when it is  default can be overridden, either when a pattern is compiled, or when it is
237  matched.  matched.
238  .P  .P
239    At compile time, the newline convention can be specified by the \fIoptions\fP
240    argument of \fBpcre_compile()\fP, or it can be specified by special text at the
241    start of the pattern itself; this overrides any other settings. See the
242    .\" HREF
243    \fBpcrepattern\fP
244    .\"
245    page for details of the special character sequences.
246    .P
247  In the PCRE documentation the word "newline" is used to mean "the character or  In the PCRE documentation the word "newline" is used to mean "the character or
248  pair of characters that indicate a line break". The choice of newline  pair of characters that indicate a line break". The choice of newline
249  convention affects the handling of the dot, circumflex, and dollar  convention affects the handling of the dot, circumflex, and dollar
250  metacharacters, the handling of #-comments in /x mode, and, when CRLF is a  metacharacters, the handling of #-comments in /x mode, and, when CRLF is a
251  recognized line ending sequence, the match position advancement for a  recognized line ending sequence, the match position advancement for a
252  non-anchored pattern. The choice of newline convention does not affect the  non-anchored pattern. There is more detail about this in the
253  interpretation of the \en or \er escape sequences.  .\" HTML <a href="#execoptions">
254    .\" </a>
255    section on \fBpcre_exec()\fP options
256    .\"
257    below. The choice of newline convention does not affect the interpretation of
258    the \en or \er escape sequences.
259  .  .
260  .  .
261  .SH MULTITHREADING  .SH MULTITHREADING
# Line 882  table indicating a fixed set of bytes fo Line 896  table indicating a fixed set of bytes fo
896  string, a pointer to the table is returned. Otherwise NULL is returned. The  string, a pointer to the table is returned. Otherwise NULL is returned. The
897  fourth argument should point to an \fBunsigned char *\fP variable.  fourth argument should point to an \fBunsigned char *\fP variable.
898  .sp  .sp
899      PCRE_INFO_HASCRORLF
900    .sp
901    Return 1 if the pattern contains any explicit matches for CR or LF characters,
902    otherwise 0. The fourth argument should point to an \fBint\fP variable.
903    .sp
904    PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED    PCRE_INFO_JCHANGED
905  .sp  .sp
906  Return 1 if the (?J) option setting is used in the pattern, otherwise 0. The  Return 1 if the (?J) option setting is used in the pattern, otherwise 0. The
# Line 1169  called. See the Line 1188  called. See the
1188  .\"  .\"
1189  documentation for a discussion of saving compiled patterns for later use.  documentation for a discussion of saving compiled patterns for later use.
1190  .  .
1191    .\" HTML <a name="execoptions"></a>
1192  .SS "Option bits for \fBpcre_exec()\fP"  .SS "Option bits for \fBpcre_exec()\fP"
1193  .rs  .rs
1194  .sp  .sp
# Line 1194  the pattern was compiled. For details, s Line 1214  the pattern was compiled. For details, s
1214  \fBpcre_compile()\fP above. During matching, the newline choice affects the  \fBpcre_compile()\fP above. During matching, the newline choice affects the
1215  behaviour of the dot, circumflex, and dollar metacharacters. It may also alter  behaviour of the dot, circumflex, and dollar metacharacters. It may also alter
1216  the way the match position is advanced after a match failure for an unanchored  the way the match position is advanced after a match failure for an unanchored
1217  pattern. When PCRE_NEWLINE_CRLF, PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF, or PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY is  pattern.
1218  set, and a match attempt fails when the current position is at a CRLF sequence,  .P
1219  the match position is advanced by two characters instead of one, in other  When PCRE_NEWLINE_CRLF, PCRE_NEWLINE_ANYCRLF, or PCRE_NEWLINE_ANY is set, and a
1220  words, to after the CRLF.  match attempt for an unanchored pattern fails when the current position is at a
1221    CRLF sequence, and the pattern contains no explicit matches for CR or LF
1222    characters, the match position is advanced by two characters instead of one, in
1223    other words, to after the CRLF.
1224    .P
1225    The above rule is a compromise that makes the most common cases work as
1226    expected. For example, if the pattern is .+A (and the PCRE_DOTALL option is not
1227    set), it does not match the string "\er\enA" because, after failing at the
1228    start, it skips both the CR and the LF before retrying. However, the pattern
1229    [\er\en]A does match that string, because it contains an explicit CR or LF
1230    reference, and so advances only by one character after the first failure.
1231    .P
1232    An explicit match for CR of LF is either a literal appearance of one of those
1233    characters, or one of the \er or \en escape sequences. Implicit matches such as
1234    [^X] do not count, nor does \es (which includes CR and LF in the characters
1235    that it matches).
1236    .P
1237    Notwithstanding the above, anomalous effects may still occur when CRLF is a
1238    valid newline sequence and explicit \er or \en escapes appear in the pattern.
1239  .sp  .sp
1240    PCRE_NOTBOL    PCRE_NOTBOL
1241  .sp  .sp
# Line 1886  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England. Line 1924  Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
1924  .rs  .rs
1925  .sp  .sp
1926  .nf  .nf
1927  Last updated: 09 August 2007  Last updated: 10 September 2007
1928  Copyright (c) 1997-2007 University of Cambridge.  Copyright (c) 1997-2007 University of Cambridge.
1929  .fi  .fi

Legend:
Removed from v.211  
changed lines
  Added in v.230

webmaster@exim.org
ViewVC Help
Powered by ViewVC 1.1.12