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The Ch PCRE package is a Ch binding to the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) C library. Ch is a free C/C++ interpreter. Ch PCRE enables all functions in the PCRE library for use in Ch. With Ch PCRE, these functions can run in Ch interpretively without compilation. Ch PCRE allows Perl syntax and semantics to be used in Ch for regular expression pattern matching.


Ch PCRE is the Ch binding to PCRE C library version 7.0.

2.1 - Support for PCRE 7.0
2.0 - Support for Ch 5.0.1 and change in package structure
1.4 - Support for Ch 5.0
1.3 - Support for Ch 4.7
1.2 - Support for Ch 4.5
1.1 - Ch PCRE now works for HP-UX.
1.0 - This is the original release for Ch PCRE


(1) Ch Standard or Professional Edition version 5.0.1 or higher. Ch is free and available for multiple platforms from SoftIntegration at

(2) One of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
  • Solaris 2.6 or above
  • HP-UX 10.20 or above
  • Linux (kernel 2.2.5-15 or above)


Ch PCRE binary for Windows contains the following directories:

chpcre/demos/ PCRE demos ready to run in Ch
chpcre/dl/ dynamicaly loaded library libPcre.dl
chpcre/include/ PCRE header files
chpcre/lib/ contains .chf files needed for Ch

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