PCRE_REFCOUNT(3) Library Functions Manual PCRE_REFCOUNT(3)

PCRE - Perl-compatible regular expressions

#include <pcre.h>

int pcre_refcount(pcre *code, int adjust);

int pcre16_refcount(pcre16 *code, int adjust);

int pcre32_refcount(pcre32 *code, int adjust);

This function is used to maintain a reference count inside a data block that contains a compiled pattern. Its arguments are:

code Compiled regular expression
adjust Adjustment to reference value

The yield of the function is the adjusted reference value, which is constrained to lie between 0 and 65535.

There is a complete description of the PCRE native API in the pcreapi page and a description of the POSIX API in the pcreposix page.

24 June 2012 PCRE 8.30