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PCRE_EXEC(3)              Library Functions Manual              PCRE_EXEC(3)

NAME         top

       PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions

SYNOPSIS         top


       #include <pcre.h>

       int pcre_jit_exec(const pcre *code, const pcre_extra *extra,
            const char *subject, int length, int startoffset,
            int options, int *ovector, int ovecsize,
            pcre_jit_stack *jstack);

       int pcre16_jit_exec(const pcre16 *code, const pcre16_extra *extra,
            PCRE_SPTR16 subject, int length, int startoffset,
            int options, int *ovector, int ovecsize,
            pcre_jit_stack *jstack);

       int pcre32_jit_exec(const pcre32 *code, const pcre32_extra *extra,
            PCRE_SPTR32 subject, int length, int startoffset,
            int options, int *ovector, int ovecsize,
            pcre_jit_stack *jstack);

DESCRIPTION         top


       This function matches a compiled regular expression that has been
       successfully studied with one of the JIT options against a given
       subject string, using a matching algorithm that is similar to Perl's.
       It is a "fast path" interface to JIT, and it bypasses some of the
       sanity checks that pcre_exec() applies.  It returns offsets to
       captured substrings. Its arguments are:

         code         Points to the compiled pattern
         extra        Points to an associated pcre[16|32]_extra structure,
                        or is NULL
         subject      Points to the subject string
         length       Length of the subject string, in bytes
         startoffset  Offset in bytes in the subject at which to
                        start matching
         options      Option bits
         ovector      Points to a vector of ints for result offsets
         ovecsize     Number of elements in the vector (a multiple of 3)
         jstack       Pointer to a JIT stack

       The allowed options are:

         PCRE_NOTBOL            Subject string is not the beginning of a
       line
         PCRE_NOTEOL            Subject string is not the end of a line
         PCRE_NOTEMPTY          An empty string is not a valid match
         PCRE_NOTEMPTY_ATSTART  An empty string at the start of the subject
                                  is not a valid match
         PCRE_NO_UTF16_CHECK    Do not check the subject for UTF-16
                                  validity (only relevant if PCRE_UTF16
                                  was set at compile time)
         PCRE_NO_UTF32_CHECK    Do not check the subject for UTF-32
                                  validity (only relevant if PCRE_UTF32
                                  was set at compile time)
         PCRE_NO_UTF8_CHECK     Do not check the subject for UTF-8
                                  validity (only relevant if PCRE_UTF8
                                  was set at compile time)
         PCRE_PARTIAL           ) Return PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial
         PCRE_PARTIAL_SOFT      )   match if no full matches are found
         PCRE_PARTIAL_HARD      Return PCRE_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial
       match
                                  if that is found before a full match

       However, the PCRE_NO_UTF[8|16|32]_CHECK options have no effect, as
       this check is never applied. For details of partial matching, see the
       pcrepartial page. A pcre_extra structure contains the following
       fields:

         flags            Bits indicating which fields are set
         study_data       Opaque data from pcre[16|32]_study()
         match_limit      Limit on internal resource use
         match_limit_recursion  Limit on internal recursion depth
         callout_data     Opaque data passed back to callouts
         tables           Points to character tables or is NULL
         mark             For passing back a *MARK pointer
         executable_jit   Opaque data from JIT compilation

       The flag bits are PCRE_EXTRA_STUDY_DATA, PCRE_EXTRA_MATCH_LIMIT,
       PCRE_EXTRA_MATCH_LIMIT_RECURSION, PCRE_EXTRA_CALLOUT_DATA,
       PCRE_EXTRA_TABLES, PCRE_EXTRA_MARK and PCRE_EXTRA_EXECUTABLE_JIT.

       There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the pcreapi
       page and a description of the JIT API in the pcrejit page.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions)
       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨http://www.pcre.org/⟩.  If you have a bug report for this manual
       page, see ⟨http://bugs.exim.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=PCRE⟩.  This
       page was obtained from the tarball pcre-8.41.tar.gz fetched from 
       ⟨ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programming/pcre/⟩ on
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PCRE 8.30                      31 October 2012                  PCRE_EXEC(3)