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(3) page and a description of the POSIX API in the pcreposix(3) page.


This manual page is taken from the PCRE library, which is distributed under the BSD license.