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       PCRE2 - Perl-compatible regular expressions (revised API)


       #include <pcre2.h>

       int pcre2_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);


       This  function matches a compiled regular expression against a given subject string, using
       a matching algorithm that is similar to Perl's. It returns offsets to captured substrings.
       Its arguments 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

       A match context is needed only if you want to:

         Set up a callout function
         Change the limit for calling the internal function match()
         Change the limit for calling match() recursively
         Set custom memory management when the heap is used for recursion

       The length and startoffset values are code units, not characters. The options are:

         PCRE2_ANCHORED          Match only at the first position
         PCRE2_NOTBOL            Subject string is not the beginning of a line
         PCRE2_NOTEOL            Subject string 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_SOFT      Return PCRE2_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial
                                   match if no full matches are found
         PCRE2_PARTIAL_HARD      Return PCRE2_ERROR_PARTIAL for a partial match
                                  if that is found before a full match

       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.