PCRE2_DFA_MATCH(3)         Library Functions Manual         PCRE2_DFA_MATCH(3)

       PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)


       #include <pcre2.h>

       int pcre2_dfa_match(const pcre2_code *code, PCRE2_SPTR subject,
         PCRE2_SIZE length, PCRE2_SIZE startoffset,
         uint32_t options, pcre2_match_data *match_data,
         pcre2_match_context *mcontext,
         int *workspace, PCRE2_SIZE wscount);


       This  function  matches  a  compiled regular expression against a given
       subject string, using an alternative matching algorithm that scans  the
       subject  string  just  once  (except  when processing lookaround asser-
       tions). This  function  is  not  Perl-compatible  (the  Perl-compatible
       matching  function  is  pcre2_match()). The arguments for this function

         code         Points to the compiled pattern
         subject      Points to the subject string
         length       Length of the subject string
         startoffset  Offset in the subject at which to start matching
         options      Option bits
         match_data   Points to a match data block, for results
         mcontext     Points to a match context, or is NULL
         workspace    Points to a vector of ints used as working space
         wscount      Number of elements in the vector

       For pcre2_dfa_match(), a match context is needed only if  you  want  to
       set up a callout function or specify the heap limit or the match or the
       recursion depth limits. The length  and  startoffset  values  are  code
       units, not characters. The options are:

         PCRE2_ANCHORED          Match only at the first position
                                 On success, make a private subject copy
         PCRE2_ENDANCHORED       Pattern can match only at end of subject
         PCRE2_NOTBOL            Subject is not the beginning of a line
         PCRE2_NOTEOL            Subject is not the end of a line
         PCRE2_NOTEMPTY          An empty string is not a valid match
         PCRE2_NOTEMPTY_ATSTART  An empty string at the start of the subject
                                  is not a valid match
         PCRE2_NO_UTF_CHECK      Do not check the subject for UTF
                                  validity (only relevant if PCRE2_UTF
                                  was set at compile time)
         PCRE2_PARTIAL_HARD      Return PCRE2_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial
                                  match even if there is a full match
         PCRE2_PARTIAL_SOFT      Return PCRE2_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial
                                  match if no full matches are found
         PCRE2_DFA_RESTART       Restart after a partial match
         PCRE2_DFA_SHORTEST      Return only the shortest match

       There  are restrictions on what may appear in a pattern when using this
       matching function. Details are given in  the  pcre2matching  documenta-
       tion. For details of partial matching, see the pcre2partial page. There
       is a complete description of the PCRE2 native API in the pcre2api  page
       and a description of the POSIX API in the pcre2posix page.

PCRE2 10.33                     16 October 2018             PCRE2_DFA_MATCH(3)
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