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Fri Dec 10 21:15:14 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.7.2.
Sat Dec 4 12:04:29 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_expand_ast): Bugfix. If a back reference
occurred after {m,n} in a regexp, its position was not updated
causing incorrect match results.
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_make_trans): Bugfix. If a back reference
was immediately followed by $ or ^, it triggered an assertion
failure when compiling the regexp.
* tre/retest.c: Added regression tests to catch the above bugs.
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_version): Changed to return a better
human-readable string instead of just the version number.
* src/agrep.c (tre_agrep_handle_file): Bugfix. The read buffer
must be reset when starting to read a new file because the read
loop may bail out without reading the full file.
Sun Nov 21 18:22:26 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.7.1.
Sat Nov 20 10:10:12 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/agrep.c: Added the --delimiter-after command line option.
It can be used to output the record delimiter after the matching
record when a custom delimiter regex has been given instead of
before the matching record, which is the default.
* src/agrep.c: Added the --color (and --colour) command line
option. It highlights the matching part of the text with a color
code from the GREP_COLOR environment variable, or red by default.
* src/agrep.c: Made some changes which hopefully make agrep faster
in certain conditions.
* win32/tre.def: Added reguexec.
Sun Nov 7 17:26:54 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Fixed to include all files under the python
directory to distributions.
* lib/*: Divided tre-compile.c to several smaller files, to make
things easier to maintain.
* doc/ Added this man page for agrep.
Fri Sep 10 21:47:23 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.7.0.
Sat Sep 4 14:55:00 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_parse): Added support for the \x1B and
\x{263a} extensions for entering 8 bit and wide characters in
* tests/retest.c: Added tests for the above.
* python/{tre-python.c,,},
Added Python language bindings contributed by Nikolai SAOUKH.
* lib/regex.c (tre_have_backrefs, tre_have_approx): Added these
functions to query from a compiled regexp whether it uses back
references or approximate matching, respectively.
Sun Aug 29 19:30:01 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Added the reguexec() function. It can be used to match regexps
over arbitrary data structures, since characters are fed to the
matcher loop one by one with a user specified function. Unless
the backtracking matcher is used, the user specified function does
not even need to keep the whole string in memory at once.
* tests/test-str-source.c: Test program for the above.
Tue Aug 3 12:59:15 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/regex.h: Added the REG_APPROX_MATCHER and
REG_BACKTRACKING_MATCHER execution flags to force using the
approximate matcher and backtracking matcher, respectively.
* tests/retest.c: Rewrote to run tests with different pmatch[] and
nmatch arguments, different compilation flags and different
matcher loops.
* lib/tre-match-approx.c (tre_tnfa_run_approx): Fixed to work
correctly in multibyte mode. Before the approximate matcher did
not find matches if there were characters more than one byte long
in the string.
Sun Aug 1 19:42:59 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_parse): Added support for \Q and \E for
turning REG_LITERAL on for parts of a regexp.
Mon Jul 5 16:22:11 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Fixed to prepend "-lgnugetopt" to LIBS if
gnugetopt is needed for getopt_long().
Sat Jul 3 12:47:51 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c, lib/regex.h: Added a new compilation flag
REG_RIGHT_ASSOC. It can be used to change concatenation
associativity from left associative (the default) to right
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_parse): Added support for (?inr-inr)
and (?inr-inr:regex) extensions which work like in Perl.
The (?inr-inr) extension allows turning the REG_ICASE,
REG_NEWLINE, and REG_RIGHT_ASSOC flags on and off for chosen parts
of a regexp, and the (?:regex) extension can be used to
parenthesize a subexpression without capturing a submatch for it.
* lib/, lib/regexec.c, tests/ Fixed to
compile with --disable-approx.
* lib/tre-match-approx.c: Bugfix. There was a place where the
tags array was modified even if it was empty, causing semi-random
Mon Jun 28 16:51:38 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Added AC_SYS_LARGEFILE so that large files work
with agrep.
* Added a call to AC_FUNC_ALLOCA unless
--without-alloca is used.
* tests/retest.c: Changed to run all tests with all matcher
backends when possible. This makes the tests a lot more
comprehensive, and already caught a crashbug in the approximate
* tre/win32/tre-config.h: Added version information so compilation
on Windows will work again.
Wed May 26 20:11:15 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.8.
Tue May 25 20:34:12 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Define _GNU_SOURCE so all GNU extensions get
detected (such as iswblank()).
* lib/tre-internal.h: Removed an "#undef TRE_USE_SYSTEM_WCTYPE"
which was not meant to be left in the release version.
Mon May 10 19:45:11 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* m4/ax_check_funcs_comp.m4, m4/ax_check_sign.m4: Fixed to use
"tr [a-z] [A-Z]" which works with Solaris /bin/tr.
Sun May 9 19:37:10 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.7.
Sat May 8 21:50:49 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/agrep.c: Added the command line option -y. It does nothing,
but is needed for compatibility with the non-free agrep.
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_parse): Fixed a bug which caused memory
to be used exponentially with the number of macros (e.g. \s or \d)
in a regexp.
Sat May 1 11:47:27 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-utils.h (tre_neg_char_classes_match): Fixed to
handle null bytes in multibyte strings (when string length
explicitly given). The previous version did not advance in the
input string if a null byte was encountered, effectively leaving
the matchers in an infinite loop.
Sat Apr 24 12:58:19 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Added --with-libutf8 and --without-libutf8 and
checks for libutf8. Now libutf8 is searched for if mbrtowc is not
found elsewhere. This means wide character support can be used on
any platform where libutf8 works.
* m4/ax_check_funcs_comp.m4 (AX_CHECK_FUNCS_COMP): New macro
working very much like AC_CHECK_FUNCS, but can be used to check
for the existence of functions which are renamed with macros
(libutf8 does this).
* m4/vl_*.m4: Renamed to most of these to ax_*.m4.
* lib/tre-compile.c: Removed wide L"..." string constants, which
may not work with libutf8. Replaced with 8 bit "..." strings and
code to convert to wide character strings when needed.
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_config): New function to check which
optional features have been compiled into the library. Useful
especially when linking dynamically with libtre.
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_version): New function to get the version
of the library. This is just a convenience function for
Thu Apr 15 07:36:27 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Changed to use iswalpha(), iswalnum(), etc. if iswctype() and
wctype() are not available. Now wide character support should
work on systems where wctype() and/or iswctype() are not
available, but the other functions are (old FreeBSD versions).
* Changed accordingly (iswctype and wctype no longer
a requirement for wchar support).
* tests/ Use LTLIBINTL for linking the test programs.
Now the tests should compile on hosts which have a separate
libintl installed and a non-GNU C library.
* src/agrep.c: Fixed not to always print the filenames.
Sun Apr 4 21:02:57 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_expand_ast): Fixed yet more bugs. Sigh.
Sun Mar 21 16:39:58 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.6.
Sun Mar 21 14:08:39 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/agrep.c: Added the command line option -H (--with-filename)
to always print the filename for each match.
Sun Mar 21 12:24:11 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_expand_ast): Fixed bugs which occurred
sometimes when *, +, or ? repeats were used after {m,n} repeats in
a regexp.
* tests/retest.c: Added some regression tests which catch the bug
fixed above.
* Include @LIBINTL@ in the Libs field.
Fri Mar 5 23:49:38 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.5.
Fri Mar 5 23:16:57 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* tests/retest.c: Changed to run all regexec tests also with a
NULL pmatch[] array.
* lib/tre-match-*.c: Fixed bugs related to NULL pmatch[] arrays.
Fri Mar 5 20:40:25 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_expand_ast): Fixed a bug which caused too
large indexes to be used for states if more than one (non-nested)
{m,n} repeats were used in a regexp.
* doc/tre-syntax.html: Merged in additions from Dominick Meglio,
thank you!
* tre/m4/ac_libtool_tags.m4: Backport of AC_LIBTOOL_TAGS from
Libtool 1.6 to Libtool 1.5.x.
* Added AC_LIBTOOL_TAGS([]) so TRE can be compiled
without working C++ and Fortran compilers.
Mon Jan 5 13:34:19 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-backtrack.c (tre_tnfa_run_backtrack): Fixed
bugs that caused crashes if REG_NOSUB was used.
Fri Jan 2 16:53:10 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.4.
Fri Jan 2 16:14:37 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-backtrack.c (tre_tnfa_run_backtrack): Fixed to
compile if TRE_DEBUG is defined but TRE_WCHAR is not. Thanks to
Dominick Meglio for pointing this out.
Fri Jan 2 09:53:02 2004 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_copy_ast): Bugfix. Did not recurse when
handling an iteration node, and everything under the node was not
genuinely copied but only referenced. This caused things like
"(a+){5}" not to work correctly; this example was basically
equivalent to "a*" but in a very very slow way.
Mon Dec 22 10:31:16 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.3.
Sun Dec 14 11:22:58 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Bugfix. Back references did not work if REG_NOSUB was used when
compiling the regexp.
Tue Dec 2 16:06:37 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Small fixes and changes here and there to avoid compiler
* lib/tre-match-backtrack.c (tre_tnfa_run_backtrack): Fixed to
compile if TRE_WCHAR is not defined.
* lib/tre-mem.c (tre_mem_alloc_impl): Bugfix. When a new block was
allocated with malloc() the next tre_mem_alloc() returned a
possibly unaligned pointer.
Sun Nov 23 21:52:58 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.2.
Sun Nov 23 18:40:57 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-backtrack.c (tre_tnfa_run_backtrack): Bugfix.
If the TNFA has a loop with an empty back reference, the matcher
went to an infinite loop. This happened e.g. with the regexp
* lib/regexec.c (tre_match_approx): Fixed to return error if the
regexp has back references.
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_parse): Bugfix in parsing empty
expressions and missing closing parentheses.
Sun Nov 16 20:27:17 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-approx.c (tre_tnfa_run_approx): Fixed a bug which
caused non-optimal matches to be returned in some cases.
* tests/retest.c: Added a couple of tests.
Sat Nov 15 15:21:23 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_expand_ast): Fixed to handle nested
repeats correctly.
Wed Nov 12 21:45:44 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c: Fixed to compile if REG_LITERAL is not
* lib/tre-match-backtrack.c: Fixed to compile without wide
character support.
Thu Nov 6 22:23:03 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-parallel.c: Bugfix. If pmatch[] was null, the
matcher loop referred past an array, sometimes crashing.
Mon Nov 3 17:41:37 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.6.0.
Sun Nov 2 20:27:37 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c (tre_parse): Implemented support for
REG_LITERAL. If REG_LITERAL is used, the entire regexp is
interpreted as a literal word.
Tue Oct 14 21:20:35 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-compile.c: Changed the parser to use a context object
which contains all parse state instead of passing each state
variable separately. Fixed bug that caused `have_backrefs' to be
reset if macros were used (this caused the wrong matcher to be
used and back references not to work).
Mon Sep 29 21:43:35 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Added a "tre_" prefix to all functions that did not yet have it.
* lib/tre-compile.c: Separated regexp compilation from regcomp.c
to this file. Now all actual functionality is implemeted in
lib/tre-*.c, and lib/reg*.c have the POSIX API wrappers.
* Implemented new syntax to control approximate matching
parameters dynamically during matching. Thanks to Bill Yerazunis
for the suggestions!
Wed Sep 3 19:41:40 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-backtrack.c (tre_tnfa_run_backtrack): Bugfix. Now
matching back references works correctly in wide character mode.
Thu Jul 3 19:47:33 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Made --disable-system-abi the default.
* alloca() is no longer required. Unless
--without-alloca is specified, alloca() will be used if found.
Fri May 15 09:39:34 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* tre/tre-match-approx.c (tre_tnfa_run_approx): Bugfix in handling
insertions. If an insertion was found that had better cost than a
previous path, the tag values were not copied resulting in
incorrect match and submatch positions being reported.
Wed May 14 21:14:47 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.5.3.
Wed May 14 20:11:43 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* tre/tre-mem.c (tre_mem_alloc_impl): Bugfix. The returned
pointer was not always properly aligned.
Tue May 13 19:55:30 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
*, lib/regex.h, lib/tre-internal.h: Fixed to compile
if --disable-system-abi is used.
* lib/ Fixed to use $(LTLIBINTL), so gettext is found
on systems where it is not in libc (e.g. FreeBSD has it in
Thanks to Dominick Meglio <> for the above!
Thu May 8 21:23:30 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* win32/config.h, win32/tre-config.h: Updated and fixed
compilation errors on Windows. Enabled wide character and
multibyte support.
* win32/tre.dsp, win32/retest.dsp: Link against msvcprt.lib to get
wide character functions.
* src/retest.c: Don't try to call setlocale() on Windows (it seems
to crash).
* lib/regcomp.c (parse_re): Fixed bugs in the regexp parser when
wide character support is not used. Also fixed some references
past the end of the input string.
* lib/regex.h: regcomp, regexec, regerror, and regfree weren't
defined if TRE_WCHAR was not defined. Fixed.
Tue Apr 15 22:37:48 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-approx.c (tre_tnfa_run_approx): Fixed bugs. A
match starting earlier was sometimes preferred over a match with a
smaller cost, and insertions were not handled correctly.
* src/agrep.c: Implemented the -B (best match) mode. It scans the
input files twice; first to find out what is the cost of the best
matching record(s), and another time to output all records that
match with that cost.
* test/test-approx.c: Added some simple test cases.
Sun Apr 13 13:53:00 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* doc/tre-api.html, doc/tre-syntax.html: Beginnings of
API and regexp syntax documentation.
* lib/tre-mem.c: Changed to allocate blocks bigger than
TRE_MEM_BLOCK_SIZE if the requested amount is large. This fixes
REG_ESPACE problems when trying to compile large regexps,
especially ones with a lot of "|".
* Released tre-0.5.2.
Mon Apr 7 18:39:05 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/regcomp.c, lib/tre-match-parallel.c: Added support for
non-greedy repetition operators "*?", "+?", "??", and "{m,n}?".
They work similarly to the ones in Perl.
* tests/retest.c: Added tests for minimal repetition operators.
* Added pkgconfig file.
Tue Apr 1 20:20:37 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-parallel.c, lib/tre-match-approx.c: Fixed
alignment bugs when allocating pointers from a buffer.
Sat Mar 15 20:35:11 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/regcomp.c (parse_re): Fixed to allow the empty regexp.
These were already allowed inside parentheses (e.g. "(a|)"), but
e.g. "a|" caused REG_EPAREN to be returned. Now "", "a|", "|a",
"*", "?", etc. work as expected.
Thu Mar 13 19:49:20 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-backtrack.c: Bugfix. Stopped too early when
scanning asciiz strings.
* System ABI support: added checks for absolute path
to regex.h and a field in the system defined regex_t suitable for
storing a pointer to a TNFA. TRE is now configured by default to
be compatible with the system regex ABI, unless
--disable-system-abi is used.
* lib/regex.h, lib/ System ABI support: if
TRE_USE_SYSTEM_REGEX_H if defined, include system regex.h instead
of defining everything here.
* lib/regcomp.c, lib/regexec.c, lib/
System ABI support: use the configured field in regex_t struct for
getting and setting the pointer to the TFNA.
Thu Feb 27 19:32:43 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-*.[ch]: Fixed several references past the end of
the input string.
* lib/tre-match-approx.c: Fixed bugs in submatch tracking.
* Added flag --disable-agrep to disable building and
installing agrep.
* Released tre-0.5.1.
Sun Feb 23 14:43:06 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* Released tre-0.5.0.
Fri Feb 21 19:10:30 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* win32/: New directory, contains project and workspace files for
compiling TRE and `retest' for Windows with MS Visual C++.
Original version contributed by Aymeric Moizard <>,
thank you!
Sun Feb 16 12:55:13 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/regcomp.c: Rewrote code that adds tags in the AST for
submatch addressing. Changes include:
- Submatch boundaries now all have a tag with offset zero. This
makes it possible to get correct submatches for approximate
- Removed marker and boundary tags. Now nested submatches are
tracked and that information is used to reset submatches from
old repetitions.
- Bounded iterations are now expanded after adding tags instead
of at parse time. This makes the code a lot cleaner.
* lib/regexec.c, lib/tre-internal.h: Related changes (no more
marker and boundary tags).
* tests/test-approx.c: Small test program for approximate
Mon Jan 13 20:28:52 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/tre-match-approx.c: Now returns submatches of approximate
matches in the `pmatch[]' array of the `regamatch_t' struct.
Sun Jan 12 13:52:37 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/regexec.c, lib/regex.h: Changed API of approximate matching
functions. This API is easier to extend without having to change
the applications using the API at all.
* src/agrep.c: New command line option --show-cost (-s) to prefix
the cost of the match found to each output line.
* tests/retest.c: Added tests for back referencing.
* lib/*: Rearranged stuff. Split all three matchers (parallel,
approximate, backtracking) into separate files. Put tre-mem into
its own files.
Mon Jan 6 21:18:12 2003 Ville Laurikari <>
* utils/ Fixed (must run aclocal before automake).
* m4/vl_check_sign.m4, m4/vl_decl_wchar_max.m4,
Updated for new autoconf style (AC_TRY_COMPILE ->
* lib/regcomp.c, lib/regexec.c, lib/regexec-bt.c, lib/tre.h:
Implemented support for back references. A backtracking routine
implemented in `regex-bt.c' is used instead of the parallel
matcher if back references are used is the regexp.
Fri Nov 29 20:57:52 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* New options --disable-wchar and
--disable-multibyte that disable wchar_t support (and requirement)
and multibyte character support, respectively.
* lib/regcomp.c, lib/regex.h, lib/regexec.c, lib/tre.h: Related
Sun Oct 20 21:55:56 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* Check getopt_long support.
* lib/regcomp.c (ast_compute_tag_info): Merged into ast_add_tags
and removed this function.
* lib/regcomp.c (ast_add_tags, parse_re, parse_bound): Bugfixes.
Range repetition did not work correctly when applied to a
parenthesized subexpression. For example, "a{5,6}" worked correctly,
but "(a|b){5,6}" did not.
Sun Oct 20 20:27:24 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* Changed the name of the package from "libtre" to just "TRE".
* lib/regexec.c (tnfa_execute_approx): Implemented approximate
regexp matching.
* lib/regex.h (regaexec, reganexec, regawexec, regawnexec):
Added approximate matching API.
* src/agrep.c: First version of agrep (approximate grep). Uses
the new approximate matching feature in the matcher library.
* lib/regexec.c (tnfa_execute): Added a loop to quickly skip over
characters that cannot possibly be the first character of a
* lib/regcomp.c (regwncomp): Related changes.
Sat Aug 3 23:42:29 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* Moved the library part from src/ to lib/, and changed the name of
macros/ to m4/.
* lib/regex.c: Split into `regcomp.c', `regexec.c', and
* lib/regerror.c, lib/regex.h: Threw away regwerror() since it was
pretty useless.
* lib/regerror.c: Internationalized. The error messages returned
by regerror() are now localized through gettext() if found.
Note that libintl is *not* included in the TRE package.
* po/fi.po: Finnish translation.
* lib/regcomp.c (parse_re): Fixed bugs (there were references to
before the start of the regexp string).
* lib/regcomp.c (parse_re): Fixed bugs in parsing BREs.
* tests/retest.c: Added test cases for the BRE stuff I fixed.
* lib/regexec.c (tnfa_execute): Fixed to work when the length of
the input string is given (e.g. with regnexec()).
Sun Jul 28 00:19:04 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* lib/ Changed to install the header file `regex.h' to
$(includedir)/tre to avoid accidental inclusion with
"#include <regex.h>".
Mon Jun 24 19:34:50 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/regex.c (ast_compute_nfl): Bugfix, did not mark an iteration
node as nullable if the minimum number of iterations was above
zero and the child was nullable. As a result, e.g. "(a*)+" did not
match the empty string.
* src/regex.c (ast_compute_tag_info): Bugfix, the tree was
traversed in the wrong order resulting in incorrect num_tags
counts for nodes in some cases. The results ranged from missing
submatches to segfaults.
* src/regex.c (make_transitions): Bugfix, if a transition between
two states was already handled then the code aborted the loop when
it should have just skipped to the next iteration. The result was
that sometimes some transitions were not added to the NFA and
matches were not found.
* src/regex.c (parse_bracket_items): Bugfix, referred one or two
characters past the end of the string in several places. E.g.
compiling the regex "[a-" could cause a segfault.
* src/regex.c (fill_pmatch): Bugfix. If the marker boundary tag
number is bigger than tnfa->num_tags, the marker boundary tag
does not exist (or rather it does, but is the same as the match
end point). The code here still used marker_boundary even if it
was bigger than num_tags, causing either segfaults, missing
submatches, or no symptoms.
* src/regex.c (tnfa_execute): Bugfix. When matches were found,
the first tag value was checked to be smaller than for the
previous match. Firstly, this was a redundant and useless check.
Secondly, it caused a segfault if REG_NOSUB was used when
compiling the regexp since there are no tags in that case and the
array is NULL.
* tests/retest.c: Added tests for all of the above. Thanks to
Glenn Fowler for running into the bugs and providing the test
* Released libtre-0.3.2.
Wed Mar 27 21:48:48 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/regex.c: Added support for new zero-width assertions \b, \B,
\<, and \>. Fixed a bug in ^ and $.
* src/regex.c (parse_bound): Bugfix, had forgotten to handle
boundaries of the form "{12,}" altogether.
* src/regex.c (ast_add_tags): Bugfix, set the direction of the
current tag to MAXIMIZE at ADDTAGS_POST_CATENATION, but should not
* src/regex.c (parse_re): A `)' is now interpreted as an ordinary
character in the absence of a matched `('.
* src/regex.c (regwncomp): Bugfix, did not set preg->re_nsub to
the number of parenthesized subexpressions.
* tests/retest.c: Added tests for all of the above.
* src/regex.c: Fixed to be completely thread safe. A single
compiled regexp can now be used simultaneously in several
contexts, e.g. in main() and a signal handler, or multiple
Wed Mar 20 19:50:37 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/regex.c: Added support for Perl-compatible syntax
extensions: \t, \n, \r, \f, \a, \e, \w, \W, \s, \S, \d, \D.
* src/regex.c: Now expands character classes when using 8 bit
character sets so that iswctype() calls are avoided during
Sun Mar 3 17:50:14 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* macros/*: Updated all macros (they were renamed from AC_* to
* macros/vl_check_sign.m4, macros/vl_decl_wchar_max.m4: Added.
* src/regex.c: Memory management cleanups. Much of the small
memory blocks, like AST nodes, are now allocated in large blocks
instead of one by one using the `tre_mem_t' allocator. This got
rid of hundreds of lines of confusing memory management code.
Sat Feb 16 23:47:01 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* macros/ac_prog_cc_warnings.m4: Updated to version 1.3.
* macros/ac_decl_wchar_max.m4: Added this macro for checking
whether WCHAR_MAX is defined, and defining it if it isn't.
* Added some checks for wide character stuff.
* src/regex.c: Added `tre_' prefix to all local type names to
avoid conflicts.
Mon Feb 11 21:48:03 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/regex.c (parse_bound, parse_re): Enabled support for
bound expressions. The iterated atom is duplicated by parsing it
many times -- this seemed to be the simplest way to do it.
* src/ Changed library name from `libregx' to
* tests/retest.c: Added tests for bound expressions.
Sun Feb 10 18:47:23 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/regex.c (set_union): Bugfix, had `set1[s2].neg_classes' where
should have been `set2[s2].neg_classes' (this caused crashes).
* src/regex.c (ast_to_efree_tnfa): Bugfix, didn't check for
infinite maximum iteration count before making transitions for
* src/regex.c: Added interfaces regncomp() and regwncomp() which
look only at the first `n' characters of the regexp pattern. Null
characters are allowed in the regexps when using these functions.
Sat Feb 9 22:39:08 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/regex.c: Added wide character interface: regwcomp(),
regwexec(), and regwerror(). They work exactly like regcomp(),
regexec() and regerror() except that the strings are
`wchar_t *'. Also added support for multibyte character sets.
Fixed a lot of bugs (memory leaks, crashes) here and there.
* tests/retest.c: Added tests for multibyte character sets and
regcomp() error reporting.
* tests/randtest.c: Makes random strings and tries to compile them
with regcomp(). This can be used to find memory leaks and crashes
in the regexp compiler.
Sun Jan 27 21:42:06 2002 Ville Laurikari <>
* src/regex.c: Added support for bracket expressions
(e.g. "[abc]"). Multicharacter collating elements are not
supported, neither are equivalence classes.
* test: Renamed this directory to `tests'.
Sun Dec 2 20:20:12 2001 Ville Laurikari <>
* First public release.
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