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       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  assertions).  This  function  is  not  Perl-compatible  (the Perl-
       compatible matching function is pcre2_match()). The arguments for this function are:

         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
         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 documentation. 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.