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pcre2_match_data_create (3)

Name

pcre2_match_data_create - compatible regular expressions (revised API)

Synopsis

#include <pcre2.h>

pcre2_match_data *pcre2_match_data_create(uint32_t ovecsize,
pcre2_general_context *gcontext);

Description

Library Functions Manual                            PCRE2_MATCH_DATA_CREATE(3)



NAME
       PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)

SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcre2.h>

       pcre2_match_data *pcre2_match_data_create(uint32_t ovecsize,
         pcre2_general_context *gcontext);

DESCRIPTION

       This function creates a new match data block, which is used for holding
       the result of a match. The first argument specifies the number of pairs
       of  offsets that are required. These form the "output vector" (ovector)
       within the match data block, and  are  used  to  identify  the  matched
       string  and  any  captured substrings. There is always one pair of off-
       sets; if ovecsize is zero, it is treated as one.

       The second argument points to a general context, for custom memory man-
       agement,  or  is  NULL  for system memory management. The result of the
       function is NULL if the memory for the block could not be obtained.

       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.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | library/pcre2    |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source  was  downloaded from  ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/pro-
       gramming/pcre/pcre2-10.32.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://pcre.org/.



PCRE2 10.21                      29 July 2015
                                                    PCRE2_MATCH_DATA_CREATE(3)