--- Comment #2 from Juergen Daubert <jue@???> 2012-02-06 11:45:58 --- > I think it is, strictly, necessary. The function pcre_info(), which has
> been obsolete for 10 years, was removed from the API. It did not seem
> sensible to perpetuate the obsolescence by inventing a matching
> pcre16_info(). Any program that still uses pcre_info() will fail with
> 8.30 and re-linking should show that up.
Ok, I see, so my report is invalid, thanks for the explanation.
I did some tests and find that php fails to link against pcre 8.30, I guess
that a lot of others will fail as well. With that in mind I tend to say that a
greater jump the version number for pcre might be at least worth considering.