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

       The size of output vector needed to contain all the results depends  on
       the number of simultaneous matches, not on the number of parentheses in
       the pattern. Using pcre2_match_data_create_from_pattern() to create the
       match data block is therefore not advisable when using this function.

       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 10.38                     28 August 2021              PCRE2_DFA_MATCH(3)
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