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#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.

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