pcre_refcount.3   [plain text]


.TH PCRE_REFCOUNT 3
.SH NAME
PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions
.SH SYNOPSIS
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.B #include <pcre.h>
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.B int pcre_refcount(pcre *\fIcode\fP, int \fIadjust\fP);
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.SH DESCRIPTION
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This function is used to maintain a reference count inside a data block that
contains a compiled pattern. Its arguments are:
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  \fIcode\fP                      Compiled regular expression
  \fIadjust\fP                    Adjustment to reference value
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The yield of the function is the adjusted reference value, which is constrained
to lie between 0 and 65535.
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There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the
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\fBpcreapi\fP
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page and a description of the POSIX API in the
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\fBpcreposix\fP
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page.